REWINDItalia: Early Video Art in Italy – Book Launch (Glasgow)

CCA Glasgow

350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
6:00 pm, 18th December 2015

Italy was a vibrant centre of video art production and exhibition throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

This early experimentation attracted artists from all over the world and laid the foundation for video art. Edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge, REWINDItalia Early Video Art in Italy aims to bring the Italian seminal early video experimentation back into the international spotlight and provide a a unique resource for research and study.

The event will include a short presentation by the editors with screenings of excepts from seminal video works, followed by a performance of Videosonata by Venice-based composer and musician Claudio Ambrosini; his performance will be a reenactment of his video work from 1979 (approx 10 min). The event will close with a drinks reception.

REWINDItalia, Early Video Art in Italy includes seminal essays, translated for the first time into English, plus newly commissioned texts by leading scholars and artists, and a wide selection of video stills and other images.

Authors include: Renato Barilli, Maria Gloria Bicocchi, Lola Bonora, Silvia Bordini, Paolo Cardazzo, Cinzia Cremona, Sean Cubitt, Bruno Di Marino, Simonetta Fadda, Vittorio Fagone, Marco Maria Gazzano, Luciano Giaccari, Mirco Infanti, Laura Leuzzi, Sandra Lischi, Adam Lockhart, Stephen Partridge, Cosetta G. Saba, Emile Shemilt, Studio Azzurro, Valentina Valentini, Grahame Weinbren.

Foreword by Don Foresta; introduction by Stephen Partridge; the volume closes with ‘The Chronology of Video Art in Italy (1952–1992)’, by Valentino Catricalà and Laura Leuzzi. Translation by Simona Manca.

Free but ticketed.

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