This lecture explores the development of another medium – video. The emergent of the video medium as an artistic platform in the 1970s was made possible for the increasing availability of affordable camcorders and other consumer electronic products. The move from the relatively more costly materials and processes of film to the video platform underlines the impact of technological shift can have on art and expression.
In this lecture, we will draw a line from the historical development of structural films, structural materialist films, and expanded cinema to video art and installation works. Focusing on the use of analogue and later digital video from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. In this period, we see artists’ and practitioners’ investigation of the medium’s boundaries as well as their use of the technological platform to explore ideas and experiences.