The publication titled Mapping the Moving Image. Media, Agents, and Sites in the Czech Context is dedicated to a critical assessment of the practice of the moving image in the Czech art world from the 1970s to the present day. Its central theme is the critical analysis of the relevant planes of negotiation for an autonomous position for this practice. The separate commissioned essays by authors representing the discourses of both art history and film studies, as well as the perspective of archivists and curators, are arranged into a coherent volume that makes up for the currently fragmentary historical image of this practice.
Chapters treat the beginnings of video (Martin Mazanec), the art played by video in higher art education (Tomáš Pospiszyl), curatorship (Markéta Mansfieldová), periodicals (Eva Krátká), exhibitions (Matěj Forejt), competitions and festivals (Lenka Střeláková), media variety (Martin Blažíček), performance documentation (Sylva Poláková), archiving (Matěj Strnad), internet art (Marie Meixnerová) and the relationship between the moving image and the humanities (Kateřina Svatoňová).
Editors: Sylva Poláková a Martin Mazanec
Available in both Czech and English.
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