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Palestinian video art - constellation of the moving image

Makhoul, Bashir (ed.) (2013) Palestinian video art - constellation of the moving image, Jerusalem, IL, Palestinian Art Court - Al Hoash, 259pp.

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Abstract

This ground-breaking volume charts the work of over sixty Palestinian artists using moving images. This collection of essays explores a wide range of intellectual, socio-political and cultural concerns arrayed around these artists' works. The substantial overview provided by Bashir Makhoul, particularly in his chapter "Locations and Transmissions", offers a theoretical account of how the state of becoming Palestinian accords so closely with the use of video art, with the two interdependently producing each other. Richly illustrated, this anthology showcases work by Palestinian artists based all over the world and includes contributions by well-known authors such as Jonathan Harris, Sean Cubitt, Laura U. Marks, Tina Sherwell, Chris Meigh-Andrews, and Ryan Bishop. The collection is deliberately wide-ranging, embracing the subject in all of its diversity. Examining and chronicling Palestinian video art through a wide variety of scholarly approaches, this publication challenges static accounts of video art as niche art (historical) production, and of Palestinian identity as fixed. Instead, this illuminating collection offers the reader a constellated image of the ever-fluctuating nature of both video art as transmission and the becomingness of being Palestinian.

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Published date: May 2013
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 344855
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/344855
ISBN: 9950352037
PURE UUID: 4f71eaff-d0fd-40fa-8333-7f10f45c0391

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Date deposited: 02 Nov 2012 14:22
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:13

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Editor: Bashir Makhoul

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