Video Transformations catalogues new video art developed in the 1980s by young artists aiming to develop a new meld of the performing and visual arts through video. These works are not intended to be an imitation of stage, film, or studio work, but as an exploration of the screen as a medium in and of itself. Using dance, poetry, visual arts, drama, and music, these artists experimented with the television’s budding technology and created works with a diverse array of video subjects, from Rene and Georgette Magritte with their dog to a memory-based investigation in to madness. The publication, with its iconic black and silver cover, expands upon Lois Bianchi’s important exhibition and offers insightful analysis of these revolutionary works.
Bianchi, Lois, Video Transformations, Independent Curators International (ICI), 1985. Softcover. 24 pages. ISBN:0-916365-18-2. $15.00