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Ina Blom
The Autobiography of Video : The Life and Times of a Memory Technology


In this innovative take on early video art, Ina Blom considers the widespread notion that analog video was endowed with lifelike memory and agency. Reversing standard accounts of artistic uses of video, she follows the reflexive unfolding of a technology that seemed to deploy artists and artistic frameworks in the creation of new technical and social realities. She documents, among other things, video’s emergence through the framework of painting, its identification with biological life, its exploration of the outer limits of technical and mental time control, and its construction of new realms of labor and collaboration. Enlisting a distinctly media-archaeological approach, Blom’s new book—her second from Sternberg Press—is a brilliant look at the relationship between video memory and social ontology.

Ina Blom is a professor at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, as well as visiting professor at the Department of Art History, University of Chicago.

This is a phosphorescently brilliant exploration of the birth and life of video. In the times when electronic media meant the flow of televisual signals, video became a uniquely glimmering force of idiosyncratic memory and the ordination of time. Blom’s focused beam of histories and ideas superlatively traces the crackling and flickering scanlines of this new reality as it came into being in art.
—Matthew Fuller, author and professor at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

With this extraordinary study, early video has finally found its chronicler. Invaluable not only for its perspicacious genealogy of media-art practice, but for its inspired historiographic gambit, wherein both art and history are reimagined in light of contemporary media archaeology.
—Andrew V. Uroskie, author of Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

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Kim’s Bedroom
by Kim Gordon


The great Kim Gordon hardcover book and CD from Purple Books, published in 2000 to accompany the exhibition ‘Kim’s Bedroom’, curated by Kim Gordon at Mu – De Witte Dame, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Superbly balanced range of work from Gordon herself, along with Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Jutta Koether, Susan Cianciolo, Rita Ackermann, Sadie Benning, Thurston Moore, Tamra Davis, Mark Gonzalez, Kathleen Hanna, Cameron Jamie, Richard Kern, Dave Markey, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Tony Oursler and many more.
CD is included with the book/catalogue “Kim’s Bedroom” published for the exhibition ‘Kim’s Bedroom’, curated by Kim Gordon at Mu – De Witte Dame, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

From the press release: “In Kim’s Bedroom, conceptualizer and guest curator Kim Gordon introduces the spectator to an extraordinary, personal world in which visual arts, photography, film/video, fashion and music have come together. The project included an exhibition, a music performance, and a film night. During the opening of the exhibition, a publication designed by the Paris-based ‘Purple’ was presented. This publication contains works by most of the artists participating in Kim’s Bedroom, plus a CD.”

CD includes tracks by: Mike Kelley, John Fahey, Laetitia Sadier, Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, Cat Power, Raymond Pettibon, Andrew Tull, Raymond Pettibon, Jutta Koether, Jim O’Rourke, Ikue Mori, Adris Hoyos, Tom Verlaine, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Yoshimi P. We, Rita Ackermann, Atari (Boredoms), David Nuss (No Neck Blues Band), Yoshida (Psycho Ba Ba) and Shoji (Japan Overseas).

* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean copy with only light cover wear, includes CD in new condition) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Painting 2.0
Expression in the Information Age

The resurgent interest in contemporary painting in recent years has coincided with an explosion of new digital media and technologies. Contrary to canonical accounts premised on medium-specificity, painting’s most advanced positions since the 1960s have developed in productive friction with contemporaneous forms of mass media and culture. From the rise of television and computers to the Internet revolution, painting has assimilated precisely those cultural and technological developments that were held responsible for its presumed “death.” Moving far beyond its technical definition as “oil on canvas,” painting during the information age has consistently offered a site for negotiating the challenges of a mediated life-world.

Featuring over 230 works by 107 artists, Painting 2.0 is one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions of contemporary painting in recent years.

Artists include:
Kai Althoff, Ei Arakawa/Shimon Minamikawa, Monika Baer, Nairy Baghramian, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, Sadie Benning, Judith Bernstein, Joseph Beuys, Ashley Bickerton, Cosima von Bonin, KAYA (Debo Eilers & Kerstin Brätsch), Günter Brus, Daniel Buren, Merlin Carpenter, Leidy Churchman, William Copley, René Daniëls, Guy Debord/Asger Jorn, Carroll Dunham, Mary Beth Edelson, Thomas Eggerer, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Jana Euler, Louise Fishman, Andrea Fraser, Isa Genzken, Mary Grigoriadis, Philip Guston, Wade Guyton, GuytonWalker, Raymond Hains, Harmony Hammond, David Hammons, Keith Haring, Rachel Harrison, Mary Heilmann, Eva Hesse, Charline von Heyl, Ull Hohn, Jacqueline Humphries, Jörg Immendorff, Jasper Johns, Joan Jonas, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Yves Klein, Jutta Koether, Michael Krebber, Manfred Kuttner, Maria Lassnig, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Lee Lozano, Konrad Lueg, Michel Majerus, Piero Manzoni, Kerry James Marshall, Hans-Jörg Mayer, John Miller, Joan Mitchell, Ree Morton, Ulrike Müller, Matt Mullican, Elisabeth Murray, Cady Noland, Hilka Nordhausen, Albert Oehlen, Laura Owens, Steven Parrino, Ed Paschke, Howardena Pindell, Sigmar Polke, Seth Price, Stephen Prina, R.H. Quaytman, Robert Rauschenberg, David Reed, Gerhard Richter, Mimmo Rotella, Niki de Saint Phalle, Mario Schifano, Amy Sillman, Sylvia Sleigh, Josh Smith, Joan Snyder, Reena Spaulings, Nancy Spero, Gruppe SPUR, Frank Stella, Walter Swennen, Paul Thek, Rosemarie Trockel, Cy Twombly, Jacques de la Villeglé, Kelley Walker, Andy Warhol, Sue Williams, Karl Wirsum, Martin Wong, Christopher Wool, Heimo Zobernig, u.a.

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