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Resolutions 3Global Networks of Video$
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Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Erika Suderburg

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816670826

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.001.0001

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City as Screen

City as Screen

(p.105) 8 City as Screen
Resolutions 3

Holly Willis

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter describes media artists who use video and interactivity in public space to reflect on issues of power, infrastructure, and the body as it becomes networked. Perhaps best known among artists working with video in public space is Krzysztof Wodiczko, who has been projecting controversial images onto public buildings and official monuments for more than twenty-five years. His tactics include the use of scale to make that which is normally small or weak suddenly very large and therefore powerful, as with The Tijuana Projection, in which female workers describe abuse in conjunction with large-scale projections of their faces and loudspeakers amplifying their voices. Marie Sester, a New York-based multimedia artist, creates interactive artworks designed for public space, highlighting modes of power and control in those spaces. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has made a series of public art projects that interrogate the role of people in public.

Keywords:   media artists, video artists, video art, interactivity, public space, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Marie Sester, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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