Hello everyone, this is my first post to Rhizome so please be gentle!
My name is John McAndrew and I'm a Fine Art student at the University of Cumbria. I'm currently writing my dissertation on the history of video and moving image art, but with a focus on artists that exploit flaws and glitches in the video medium and use them to their benefit. I've self-dubbed this particular strain of video art 'destructural video'. I've been researching this subject for a few months now and am slowly bringing together all my findings into my first draft (the final copy isn't due until December/January). I figured some of you might find what I'm writing about interesting.
You can find more information regarding my subject at my blog (here) and also on this Facebook group (here). Both are a bit empty when it comes to discussion from people other than myself, so if anyone wants to contribute in some way by posting some comments or recommendations then it'd be really appreciated! I'd especially love to hear from any artists who wants to share some of their work with me, or discuss 'destructural video' too. Once I finish the dissertation I'll be sure to post a link here for you all to read.
I'm looking forward to hearing from some of you! Hell, even if it's just to criticize the term 'destructural video'…