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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 We have adopted the principle, wherever possible, of providing rare and previously unpublished images and documents alongside the essays specifically commissioned for this volume, the choice of which has been left to the discretion of the author of each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.)
ISBN: 978-2-9701157-0-0
EAN: 9782970115700
Distributed by Les Presses du Réel: www.lespressesdureel.com

Repro ECAL/Calypso Mahieu