Reading for Print and Time Based Media
The series called ‘Documents of Contemporary Art’ produced by the Whitechapel/MIT press serve as great introduction and inspiration to many areas of our field. Look at the range of the series here:
They should all be in the Wimbledon Library.
But here are 3 of obvious relevance:
Moving Image, edited by Omar Kholeif, from the series ‘Documents of Contemporary Art’ Whitechapel/ MIT Press, 2015. An examination of the expanded field of moving image-based art that has emerged alongside digital media.
Documentary, edited by Julian Stallabrass, from the series ‘Documents of Contemporary Art’ Whitechapel/ MIT Press, 2015. The revival of documentary in art, considered in historical, theoretical, and contemporary contexts.
Sound, edited by Caleb Kelley, , from the series ‘Documents of Contemporary Art’ Whitechapel/ MIT Press, 2011. A definitive guide to the rising status of sound in art, through original critical writings and artists’ statements.
I also recommend this
Mass Effect Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century.
Essays, discussions, and image portfolios map the evolution of art forms engaged with the Internet.From Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture
these 3 books below are accessible, easy to read, informative beginner’s histories:
O’PRAY, Michael, Avant-Garde Film-Forms, themes and passions, Wallflower Press 2003
A ‘straight’ history of avant garde Film.
Gibbs, Tony, The Fundamentals of Sonic Art & Sound Design, AVA Publishing (25 Jun 2007)
O’ Reilly, Sally, THE BODY IN CONTEMPORARY ART, Thames and Hudson, 2009
a really good well illustrated intro to many aspects of performance art and art and the body
Here are some more – highly recommended- reads:
Comer, Stuart, Film and Video Art, Tate publishing, 2008
Goldberg, RoseLee, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (World of Art) Thames & Hudson; 3rd edition (5 Sep 2011 )- a classic!
COX, C, WARNER, D. Audio Culture: readings in modern music, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004
MACDONALD, S. A CRITICAL CINEMA: Interviews with Independent Film-makers: Volumes 1-5, University of California Press 1992- 2006
And here is a the motherload! Including some Gender / politics and some more websites
Visionary Film: The American Avant–Garde, 1943-2000 by P. Adam Sitney,. Oxford University Press, 2002
KAHN, D NOISE, WATER, MEAT: A HISTORY OF SOUND IN THE ARTS, MIT PRESS 2001
Brandon LaBelle, Background Noise: A History of Sound Art Continuum, 2006
Video Art by Micheal Rush Thames and Hudson
ART SINCE 1900: MODERNISM ANTIMODERNISM POSTMODERNISM
Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H D Buchloh Thames & Hudson March 2005
REEKIE, Duncan, Subversion: the Definitive history of Underground Cinema
Wallflower Press, 2007
Bordwell and Thompson Film Art, an Introduction, Publishers Mc Graw Hill 2004
Genders David Glover and Cora Kaplan,Routlendge 2000 ISBN 0 415 134927
Perec, Georges Species of Spaces and Other Pieces: (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Expanded Cinema, USA artscilab.org/expandedcinema Downloadable .pdf of Gene Youngblood’s seminal book on expanded cinema.
Berger, John, Ways Of Seeing, Penguin
First published in 1972- A CLASSIC
FORSTER H, KRAUSS M. BOIS Y, BUCHLOH H.D. (EDS)
Sonic Experience, a guide to everyday sounds Augoyard /Torgue published by MQUP
ELWES, C. Video Art a guided Tour, I.B.A. Tauris + co ltd. 2005Thames & Hudson, 2004
Meigh-Andrews, Chris – A History of Video Art: The Development of Form and Function, Berg Publishers Ltd, 2006
TOOP, DAVID, OCEAN OF SOUND 2001 ISBN 1-85242 743 4
Audio-Vision : Sound on Screen
CHION, M, GORGMAN, C MURCH, W.Columbia University Press 1994
(this might seem like an old book but that is not relevant- it is an amazingly inspiring read!)
HARRISON, Charles and Paul Wood (Eds). Art in theory 1990-2000: An anthology of changing ideas, Blackwell, 2003
ZURBRUGG, N (ed) Art, Performance, Media: 31 Interviews, University of Minnesota Press 2004
Eyes Lies & Illusions Eds Mannoni, Nekes, Warner, Hayward Gallery/ Lund Humphries 2004 ISBN 1 85332 244 X
WACK!: art and the feminist revolution Ed Lisa Gabrielle Mark. Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art ; Cambridge, Mass.
The Fundamentals of Animation Paul Wells AVA Publishing 2006 ISBN294037 02 7
AT A DISTANCE: PRECURSORS TO ART AND ACTIVISM ON THE INTERNET Ed Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumark The MIT Press 2005
Mulvey ,Laura Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image Reaktion books
Krauss, Rosalind, A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of the Post-Medium Condition, Thames & Hudson, 2000
Price, Jane and Shildrick, Margrit Edinburgh University press 1999 Butler, Judith, Gender Trouble, Routledge Classics
Nyman, Michael Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond Cambridge University Press, 1999
KAHN, D WHITEHEAD, G (Eds). Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde, The MIT Press, 1994