Video Art in the YouTube age

Artists have been using film in alternative ways to mainstream cinema since the format’s inception and, with the birth of video in the 1960s, moving image creation became accessible to a broader range of pioneering creatives. But where does this work belong; cinemas, television, galleries, online?

This workshop will include a gallery tour of the Metropolis TV Lounge exhibition and look in detail at some of the artists that Metropolis has championed, including Bill Viola, Michel Gondry and Marina Abramovic. Students will be introduced to the various ways these artists have presented their works to audiences, and will consider both DIY and art market approaches to video, looking at online resources for viewing work.

Led by freelance curator Kate Taylor