Intersections between Film and Video Art Installation: Spatial Temporary and Contexts in the Spectator

By Jesús Segura Cabañero, Toni Simó Mulet and Gerardo Robles Reinaldos.

Published by The International Journal of the Image

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There has been always an interest from artists in the study of optical phenomena beyond the framework of classical media such as film and video, considering the aesthetic possibilities of filmmaking. The expanded concept of media art makes the boundaries of the transmission of the image itself obsolete, and provides another means of expression and interpretation in the artistic process, for example, in media installation art. The invention and search by the viewer of spatial and temporal contexts within an organism undergoing transformation acquires the status of the creative process, and is configured as the exhibition itself. This shift completely reconfigures the role of the spectator, developing his own spectacle in his wandering throughout the installations of the works of art. Therefore, and due to the transfiguration of the spectator, we find immanence where the audience now becomes the spectacle and produces spatial and temporal context. This paper will address issues of time and place in the representation and presentation of time-based media works of art. We focus on case studies of artists who explore filmic languages in their work, like Doug Aitken, Stan Douglas and Gregory Chatonsky.

Keywords: Cinema, Video Art, Installation

The International Journal of the Image, Volume 4, Issue 1, April 2014, pp.87-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 10, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 479.560KB)).

Prof. Jesús Segura Cabañero

Profesor Contratado Doctor Permanente, Departamento Bellas Artes, Facultad Bellas Artes, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Since 1987, I have developed my work as artistic producer, in which I have had individual and collective exhibitions; the highlighted ones are: the Venice Biennial 2009, ISCP, New York, CENART (National Center for the Arts) Mexico, MNCARS (National Museum of Art Reina Sofia) Foundation La Caixa, Foundation Miró, among others. Just as my work as an artist researcher led me to the realization of scholarship projects with national and international stays allowed me to develop and set up publications (books and catalogs) where I have set ideas about contemporary art, and I have documented my artwork. The lines of research in this body of work have focused on the assumption of a multimedia environment applied to space and interventionism, combining exhibition space, public space, technology and intervention.

Prof. Toni Simó Mulet

Profesor Contratado Doctor, Departamento Bellas Artes, Facultad Bellas Artes, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain

My research is primarily directed towards artistic production. Thus, I present my work in various international exhibitions, and through these contacts related to public art, I apply for a scholarship and stay at Goldsmith's College in Great Britain. My development in this long stay conveys my conceptual work into positions where the development of the doctoral thesis is essential. In this sense, the scrutinizing of the London art scene in my work brings out a line of inquiry about photography, installation, and video installation in public space. Then the drift analysis and study of these frequencies, in my curriculum incorporates the realization of conferences, conducting workshops and seminars, publications around the line of research on public art, video installation art, and new technologies.

Prof. Gerardo Robles Reinaldos

Profesor Contratado Doctor, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Since 1998, my research focused on the concept of space, time, and reality construction. One the projects I would emphasize is the international project: “Artistic Multipresence in Real Time” at the University of Murcia. In 2001, I completed my Masters of digital communication at the University of Elche and the Telefónica Foundation. Currently, I focus on issues of perception, aesthetics, and cultural and visual imagery. Since 2005, I have worked as a professor, teaching at a university.