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Author Rozenkrantz, Jonathan, author.

Title Videographic cinema : an archaeology of electronic images and imaginaries / Jonathan Rozenkrantz
Published New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Thinking media
Thinking media (Bloomsbury (Firm))
Contents What is videographic cinema? -- Archaeology how? -- Futurity effects : the emergence of videographic cinema -- Canned life : imagining reality TV -- Autopticon : video therapy and/as surveillance -- Mnemopticon : creative treatment of psychic reality -- Vilified videophiles : nightmares of video's home invasion -- Arrier̀e-garde : videographic cinema as media archaeology -- Conclusion : An archaeology of videographic cinema
Summary In 1957, A Face in the Crowd incorporated live video images to warn about the future of broadcast TV. In 2015, Kung Fury was infused with analogue noise to evoke the nostalgic feeling of watching an old VHS tape. Between the two films, numerous ones would incorporate video images to imagine the implications of video practices. Drawing on media archaeology, Videographic Cinema shows how such images and imaginaries have emerged, changed and remained over time according to their shifting technical, historical and institutional conditions. Rediscovering forgotten films like Anti-Clock (1979) and reassessing ones like Lost Highway (1997), Jonathan Rozenkrantz charts neglected chapters of video history, including self-confrontation techniques in psychiatry, their complex relation with surveillance, and the invention/discovery of the "videographic psyche" by artists, therapists and filmmakers. Spanning six decades, Videographic Cinema discovers an epistemic shift from prospective imaginaries of surveillance and control conditioned on video as a medium for live transmission, to retrospective ones concerned with videotape as a recording memory. It ends by considering videographic filmmaking itself as a form of archaeology in the age of analogue obsolescence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Notes Online resource; description from resource and publisher's metadata (viewed on 2 April 2021)
Subject Video recording -- Aesthetics
Video recordings in motion pictures.
Cinematography -- History.
Video recordings in motion pictures.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781501362392