Art historian Ina Blom discusses the work of Steina and Woody Vasulka and their emphasis on alternative social models made possible by analogue video, in reference also to her new book, The Autobiography of Video. The Life and Times of a Memory Technology (Sternberg Press, 2016). The presentation will be followed by a conversation via Skype between Steina in Santa Fe and curator Amy Budd in London.
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Ina Blom is a Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, the University of Oslo, and Wigeland Visiting Professor at the Department of Art History, University of Chicago. She specialises in modernism/avant-garde studies and contemporary art with a focus on the relationship between art, technology and media.
Image: Steina, Orbital Obsessions, 1975-77; revised 1988. Still from video, 24:13 min. Courtesy the artist and Vasulka Chamber, The National Gallery of Iceland.