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Sounding the GalleryVideo and the Rise of Art-Music$
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Holly Rogers

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199861408

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.001.0001

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Interactivity, Mirrored Spaces, and the Closed-Circuit Feed

Interactivity, Mirrored Spaces, and the Closed-Circuit Feed

Performing Video

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(p.152) 5 Interactivity, Mirrored Spaces, and the Closed-Circuit Feed
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Sounding the Gallery
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Holly Rogers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0005

This chapter focuses on ways in which the performance of early video art-music blurred the boundaries between art and life. Using the mirrored environments and surveillance videos of Joan Jonas, Bruce Nauman, Peter Campus and Dan Graham, it unpacks notions of immersion, participation and performativity to arrive at a theory of the nondiegetic image. Film music theory is used to produce a close analysis of Concerto for TV Cello (1971), a collaborative performance between Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman that encouraged reception strategies more akin to listening than viewing. This study leads to an exploration of the active dialogue now possible between audience, audiovisual work and exhibition / performance space.

Keywords:   Surveillance, mirrors, immersion, participation, Joan Jonas, Bruce Nauman, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, performance space, film music

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