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Post #93 • August 27, 2003, 7:04 AM

Regarding my video art post, video artist Rick Visser rather agrees.

A haiku-like video art may be the most successful in these initial stages of video art flourishing, stopping people in their tracks, striking them very hard across the hearthead and then releasing them very quickly.  I think, too, that more specificity might be helpful in distinguishing varieties of video art: video sculpture, cinepoetics, etc., and more attention paid to presenting video art in various ways to find how people best relate to it.  I don't think the art gallery as we now know it is necessarily the best way to view video art.  I just completed a 9 minute video that I refer to as ‘video sculpture’.  Whenever I tell people I do video sculpture, a big hole appears in the space between us as they grasp for some inkling of what that might be.  Franklin is right: video will probably dwell in the grey areas, perhaps for a very long time, but some of us really like that space.

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