Artists’ Film & Video

Some Notes on the Influence and Interrelationship Between Experimental Film & Artists’ Video

When any of my students return from a shooting session with a video camera, they inevitably tell me they have been out “filming”. I stopped correcting them some time ago. These days to “video” something invariably means to engage in “time-shifting”-re-organising the broadcast TV schedule, whereas the activity of “recording” is almost exclusively reserved for sound. The distinction between video and film, something of vital importance when I was at film school at the end of the 1970’s, seems of little significance to the next generation of artists working with the moving image..

This paper was presented at Experimental Film Today, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, July 2003.

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