Without Thresholds

Without Thresholds: Contemporary Artist’s Video: Diversity of Form, Possibility and Potential.

Today, most gallery visitors are blissfully unaware of the complex history of video art, but ‘way back at the dawn of British video art in the early 1970’s, pioneering video artist David Hall was making claims for video as art. Hall was not interested in making work which merely used video as a medium, but strove to produce tapes which fore-grounded video as the art work, and in his writings he was most concerned to distinguish video art practice from broadcast television.

This essay was originally published in Contemporary Magazine, Issue 73, June 2005. ISSN 1475-9853

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