Synopses & Reviews
Projected-image art occupies an increasingly important place in the contemporary art-world. But does the projected image have its own specificity, beyond the histories of experimental film and video on the one hand, and installation art on the other? What is a projected image, and what is the history of projected-image art? These questions and others are explored in this thoughtful collection of nine essays by leading international scholars of film and projected-image art. Clearly structured in three sections - "Histories," "Screen," "Space" -- the book argues for recognition of the projected image as a distinctive category in contemporary art, which demands new critical and theoretical approaches. The contributors explore a range of interpretive perspectives, offering new insights into the work of artists including Michael Snow, Carolee Schneemann, Pipilotti Rist, Stan Douglas, Gillian Wearing, Tacita Dean, Jane and Louise Wilson, amongst others. The Introduction supplies a concise summary of the history of projected-image art and its interpretation, and there is a focus throughout the book on detailed analysis of individual artworks.
About the Author
Tamara Trodd is Lecturer in European Modernism at the University of Edinburgh.
Table of Contents
List of figures * Notes on contributors * Introduction: theorising the projected image --Tamara Trodd * Part I HISTORIES * Rooms of our time: László Moholy-Nagy and the stillbirth of multi-media museums --Noam M. Elcott * ‘Museum and ‘festival in modernist histories of film --Maxa Zoller * The matter of illusionism: Michael Snows screen/space --Kate Mondloch * Part II SCREEN * Projecting symptoms --Joanna Lowry * Youve got me under your spell: the entranced spectator --Maria Walsh * Screen eroticisms: exploring female desire in the work of Carolee Schneemann and Pipilotti Rist --Amelia Jones * Part III SPACE * Windows in the white cube --Andrew V. Uroskie * Inside the film machine: architecture and apparatus in British womens film since the 1990s --Tamara Trodd * The projective shift between installation art and new media art: from distantiation to connectivity --Christine Ross * Index