Early Video Art and Experimental Films Networks traces the
diffuse international networks through which video art and experimental
films circulated during the late sixties and early seventies. It
explores forgotten exhibitions both in Switzerland and France, the
activities of public television channels and alternative art spaces in
the US, a production art center dedicated to video in Italy and an
Argentinian collective of conceptual artists, aiming to shed new light
on the production and diffusion of moving images.
This volume is divided into two parts: the first part, which is longer
and more extensively documented, explores the emergence and
consolidation of video art networks at international level; the second
focuses more specifically on two exhibitions of artists' films (New Forms in Film and Une histoire du cinéma)
and one of the main instances of the museification of experimental
cinema, Anthology Film Archives. Indeed, this particular story has wider
currency insofar as several important works in recent years have
focused on artists' films 23 and expanded cinema 24. We have adopted the
principle, wherever possible, of providing rare and previously
unpublished images and documents alongside the essays specifically
commissioned for this volume, the choice of which has been left to the
discretion of the author of each particular chapter.
Early Video Art and Experimental Films Networks
Published by ECAL, in October 2017
Edited by François Bovier.
Texts by Kristen Alfaro, François Bovier, Enrico Camporesi, Katarzyna Cytlak, Larisa Dryansky, Tristan Lavoyer, Adeena Mey, Kris Paulsen, Cosetta G. Saba, Andrew V. Uroskie.
Graphic design: EUROSTANDARD, Pierrick Brégeon + Clément Rouzaud.
English edition, 23,1 x 30,8 cm (softcover), 268 pages (b/w ill.)
Distributed by Les Presses du Réel: www.lespressesdureel.com
Repro ECAL/Calypso Mahieu