Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989 Erika Balsom, Lucy Reynolds, Sarah Perks

Publication date:
10 Sep 2019
Paul Mellon Centre
544 pages: 229 x 159mm
200 color + b-w illus.
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An in-depth study of the expanding role of the moving image in British art over the past thirty years

Over the past three decades the moving image has grown from a marginalized medium of British art into one of the nation’s most vital areas of artistic practice. How did we get here? Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989 seeks to provide answers, unfolding some of the narratives—disparate, entwined, and often colorful—that have come to define this field. Ambitious in scope, this anthology considers artists and artworks alongside the organizations, institutions, and economies in which they exist. Writings by scholars from both art history and film studies, curators from diverse backgrounds, and artists from across generations offer a provocative and multifaceted assessment of the evolving position of the moving image in the British art world and consider the effects of numerous technological, institutional, and creative developments.

Erika Balsom is senior lecturer in film studies at King’s College London. Lucy Reynolds is senior lecturer in the School of Arts at the University of Westminster. Sarah Perks is professor at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

“[E]ntries…allow for reflection on the bodies (both institutional and literal) that constitute the publication…[and] search for new a direction.”—Dan Ward, Art Monthly