Critical Writing Index

Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices

by Michael Renov and Erika Suderburg

Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2007

ISBN 95-10972

In this essay, Kogawa probes the relation between video and cinema in order to clarify what distinguishes video in its own right. The topics of performance, memory, medium, and representation are posed.

Central to Kogawa's analysis of video is the use of Martin Heidegger's claim that the history of technology is the history of forgetting being. In this trajectory, video (along with virtual reality), acts as the most recent example of how technology constantly works to erase the origin/original. In video works truth is not the representation of some authentic reality, but rather the relationship of access between audience and the image source.

ITEM 2007.181 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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