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After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Erika Balsom


Images have never been as freely circulated as they are today. They have also never been so tightly controlled. As with the birth of photography, digital reproduction has created new possibilities for the duplication and consumption of images, offering greater dissemination and access. But digital reproduction has also stoked new anxieties concerning authenticity and ownership. From this contemporary vantage point, After Uniqueness traces the ambivalence of reproducibility through the intersecting histories of experimental cinema and the moving image in art, examining how artists, filmmakers, ... More

Keywords: Reproducibility, experimental cinema, bootlegs, film distribution, Stan Brakhage, Leo Castelli, Gregory Markopoulos

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231176934
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erika Balsom, author
King's College London