The book deals with the works of key video artist Woody Vasulka who received the Contribution to World Cinema award at the 2007 Jihlava IDFF.
Lenka Dolanová: Dialogue with the (Demons in the) Tool
|publisher:||NAMU a MFDF Ji.hlava|
|number of pages:||208|
|year of publishing:||2011|
It is hard to analyse work of Steina and Woody Vasulkas without a direct experience with the tools they employ. They see their artistic mission in interconnecting the spheres of art and technology, trying to introduce a new, non-technical interpretation of technology, to examine the poetical dimension of the tools and their possible cultural use. In this way, they continue the tradition of artists who have found inspiration in technical and scientific inventions. Woody characterizes himself as the ”torchbearer” introducing the cultural meaning of the field of technology. The work of Woody and Steina Vasulka is also telling as to the relationship of artists, engineers and scientists of the present, as art and research represent an inseparable couple.
More information about Steina and Woody's life and work.