Past is Prologue : Alex Muir // Lucky Pennies: Fiction Video at the Dawn of the New American Morning

Muir, Alex. Past is Prologue : Alex Muir // Lucky Pennies: Fiction Video at the Dawn of the New American Morning. Vancouver, British Columbia: Western Front, 2014.

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Abstract (English)

"Past is Prologue is an ongoing program that invites artist, curators, writers and scholars to consider works in the Western Front Media Archive. Researcher Alex Muir will present a screening of works from the archive that asks how fiction is situated in the early history of video making. While its relationship to documentary, performance, relational sculpture and visual art are frequently invoked, mention of video’s place as a storytelling medium is conspicuously scarce. The Western Front hosts a range of works that find artists playing at making movies—obstinately miming Hollywood in a moment when the image industry was jumping to a global scale. Lucky Pennies considers how these efforts relate to block-busting La La Land and the subjectivities it ushers in." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Event catalogues
All Contributors: Muir, Alex (Author)
Dossier: 390 - WESTERN FRONT (Vancouver, BC)
Language of Publication: English; French
Publishers: Vancouver, British Columbia: Western Front
Artists: Darling, Lowell; Britton, Susan; Paterson, Andrew; Bull, Hank
Critics / Curators / Historians: Muir, Alex
Event Title: Lucky Pennies: Fiction Video at the Dawn of the New American Morning
Location: Western Front (British Columbia)
Dates: 29 May 2014
Keywords: VIDEO; FICTION; HOLLYWOOD
Copyright Statement: The artists; Western Front Media Archive
Deposited by: Artexte Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 18:54
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 18:54
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/32648
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