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Resolutions 3

Global Networks of Video

2012

Erika Suderburg and Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Editors

Resolutions 3

Examines the ever-morphing state of video’s deployment in art, culture, and society

Resolutions 3 explores the wide-ranging implications of video art and video-based production in contemporary media culture. Intending to broaden, contest, and amplify the mediated space defined by its two predecessors—Resolution and Resolutions—the contributors to this volume investigate the ever-changing state of video’s deployment as examiner, tool, journal reportage, improvisation, witness, riff, leverage, and document.

Resolutions 3 explores the wide-ranging implications of video art and video-based production in contemporary media culture. It is the third volume in a series composed of Resolution: A Critique of Video Art (1986) and Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices (1996). While Resolution was one of the first critical texts on video art in the United States, Resolutions was one of the first books to address video as a medium across disciplines from theoretical, activist, and transnational perspectives.

Resolutions 3 articulates this legacy as a challenge to reengage with the explosive viral reach of moving image–based content and its infiltration into and impact on culture and everyday life. The contributors to this book analyze what is now a fourth decade of video practices as marked within and outside the margins of art production, networked interventions, projected spectacle, museum entombment, or 24/7 streaming. Intending to broaden, contest, and amplify the mediated space defined by its two predecessors, this volume investigates the ever-changing state of video’s deployment as examiner, tool, journal reportage, improvisation, witness, riff, leverage, and document.

Contributors: Kathleen Ash-Milby, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; Myriam-Odile Blin, Rouen U, France; Nancy Buchanan, California Institute of the Arts; Derek A. Burrill, U of California, Riverside; Sean Cubitt, U of Melbourne; Faisal Devji, New York U; Jennifer Doyle, U of California, Riverside; Jennifer Friedlander, Pomona College; Kathy High, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Lucas Hilderbrand, U of California, Irvine; Nguyen Tan Hoang, Bryn Mawr College; Kathy Rae Huffman; Amelia Jones, McGill U; David Joselit, Yale U; Alexandra Juhasz, Pitzer College; Jessica Lawless, Santa Fe Community College; Hea Jeong Lee; Jesse Lerner, Pitzer College; Akira Mizuta Lippit, U of Southern California; Lionel Manga; Laurence A. Rickels, U of California, Santa Barbara; Kenneth Rogers, U of California, Riverside; Michael Rush, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State U; Freya Schiwy, U of California, Riverside; Beverly R. Singer, U of New Mexico; Yvonne Spielmann, U of the West of Scotland; Catherine Taft, Getty Research Institute; Holly Willis, U of Southern California.

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Ming-Yuen S. Ma is associate professor in media studies at Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges.

Erika Suderburg is professor of art, media, and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction. Another Resolution: On Global Video
Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Erika Suderburg

1. Moving Images: On Video Art Markets and Distribution
Lucas Hilderbrand
2. Mobile Indeed: The Marketing of Video Art and Video Art as Marketing
Nancy Buchanan and Catherine Taft
3. New Media States: Web 2.0 and Embedded Video Practice
Kenneth Rogers
4. Public Stances
Kathy High
5. The Voice of Blindness: On the Sound Tactics of Tran T. Kim-Trang’s Blindness Series
Ming-Yuen S. Ma
6. Making Visible What Had No Business Being Seen: Community Media and the Question of the Political
Freya Schiwy
7. Database, Anarchéologie, the Commons, Kino-eye, and Mash: How Bard, Kaufman, Svilova, and Vertov Continue the Revolution
Erika Suderburg
8. City as Screen
Holly Willis
9. Installation and the New Cinematics
Michael Rush
10. The Evil Eye of Adolescence
Laurence A. Rickels
11. Media Arts as Intervention
Yvonne Spielmann
12. Video Cinema Ether (VCE)
Akira Mizuta Lippit
13. To Touch, Plot, and Dream the Il Ngwesi Maasai Landscape
Beverly R. Singer
14. Dante Cerano’s Dia Dos: Sex, Kinship, and Videotape
Jesse Lerner
15. Tragedies without Witness
Lionel Manga
16. Contemporary Korean Video Art after Nam June Paik
Hea Jeong Lee
17. Transitland: Video Art in Central and Eastern Europe
Kathy Rae Huffman
18. Native Makers/New Media
Kathleen Ash-Milby
19. You Dropped a Bomb on Me
Jessica Lawless
20. Representing Uncertainty/Claiming Indeterminacy: Aliza Shvarts’ Unseen Yale Art Project
Jennifer Friedlander
21. I Got This Way from Eating Rice: Gay Asian Documentary and the Reeducation of Desire
Nguyen Tan Hoang
22. Screen Eroticisms: Exploring Female Desire in Feminist Film and Video
Amelia Jones
23. Media and Desire in the Sport Spectacle
Jennifer Doyle
24. Everything Is Possible, but Nothing Is Real
Derek A. Burrill
25. Vector, Space, and Time
Sean Cubitt
26. Video Art on YouTube
Alexandra Juhasz
27. African Video Art: War, Dreams, and Freedom
Myriam-Odile Blin
28. Images Ungoverned: A Dialogue
Faisal Devji and David Joselit

Contributors
Index