Pixels and Places - Video Art in Public Space
by Catrien Schreuder, Jorinde Seijdel, Noud Heerkens, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam, 2010. Hardback, 160 pages, 16.7 x 23 cm
Video art is to be seen ever more frequently outside the walls of art institutions in public space. Artists infi ltrate advertising screens on the street, project moving images onto edifices or enter into far-reaching collaborations with architects. At unexpected spots this video art shakes chance passers-by out of their reverie or merges effortlessly into the streetscape The images provide a critique of the advertising messages in the city, underscore the aesthetic of the built environment or make visible the skewed power relations on the street. Without exception, such video works establish a relationship with the architecture and the immediate surroundings.More than 80 video works, initiatives, organizations and artists from the Netherlands and abroad are described in this book. The moving images enrich, transform or mask the public space and inject the city with a healthy dose of imagination. In Pixels and Places, art historian Catrien Schreuder situates video art in public space within an art-historical and theoretical framework for the first time.
Featuring among others: Flag Metamorphoses (on several pages)