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Kate Mondloch

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665211

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665211.001.0001

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Be Here (and There) Now

Be Here (and There) Now

The Spatial Dynamics of Spectatorship

(p.60) 4. Be Here (and There) Now

Kate Mondloch

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter studies the conceptual and physical spaces specific to viewing film and video screens configured as sculptural installations. It recovers the critical subtlety of screen-based artworks that activate spectatorial doubleness, which states that the space separating subject and screen must be forgotten but also maintained. The works reviewed in this chapter explore the nature of mediated vision by asking the viewers to be simultaneously present in the real gallery space and the virtual screen space.

Keywords:   spatial dynamics, spectatorship, sculptural installations, screen-based artworks, spectatorial doubleness, virtual screen space

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