Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image

Memory and Intermediality in Artists’ Moving Image

Authors: Durcan, Sarah

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  • Contributes an original reading of artists moving image in the context of intermediality and memory studies
  • Situates the exponential increase in artists’ moving image in relation to the transitional moment in the mid 1990s when the centenary of cinema coincides with the impact of digitalization
  • Argues that the transitional intermedial aesthetics of contemporary artists’ moving image have reconfigured the diverse and dissociated traditions of artists’ film, video art and experimental film
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This book addresses the preoccupation with memory in contemporary artists’ moving image installations. It situates artists’ moving image in relation to the transformations of digitalization as hybrid intermedial combinations of analogue film, video and digital video emerge from mid 1990s onwards. While film has always been closely associated with the process of memory, this book investigates new models of memory in artists’ remediation of film with video and other intermedial aesthetics. Beginning with a chapter on the theorization of memory and the moving image and the diverse genealogies of artists’ film and video, the following chapters identify five different mnemonic modes in artists’ moving image: critical nostalgia, database narrative, the ‘echo-chamber’, documentary fiction and mediatized memories. Stan Douglas, Steve McQueen, Runa Islam, Mark Leckey and Elizabeth Price are of a generation that has lived through the transition from analogue to digital. Their emphasis on the nuances of intermediality indicates the extent to which we remember through media.


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Sarah Durcan is Programme Leader of the MFA Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland. She is a contributor to Extended Temporalities (2016), Moving Image Review and Art Journal and Screening the Past.


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“Memory and Intermediality in Artists’ Moving Image theorises memory as a central and sustained concern for contemporary artists working with film, video and newer media since the early 1990s. In this important contribution to the literature on memory in contemporary art, Durcan presents richly detailed readings of significant artworks that collectively illuminate radical changes in the lived experience of memory. Integrating insights from memory studies, media theory, philosophy and art criticism, she provides a lucid and highly accessible introduction to concepts of amnesia, nostalgia, truth and post-truth in artists’ moving image, engaging with both the history and ongoing transformation of media technologies.” (Maeve Connolly, Director, ARC Masters Programme, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dublin)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory and Intermediality in Artists’ Moving Image
Authors
Series Title
Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47396-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47396-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47395-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-47398-3
Series ISSN
2523-7527
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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