supposedly the port-a-pak when introduced to sculpture deparments of many fine art schools around the world that was the beginning of new genres , video art. So ensues a tradition of work with it. As well as the idea that process is the art. I feel that the very exercise of running around with a port-a-pak is training to be a conceptual artist. so i developed the series "training to be a conceptual artist".
SONY PORTPAK INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION OF EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ARTISTS
By the 1980s and l990s experimental video attracted a whole new generation of artists. Many of the best of these were women. Still others were Black, Hispanic, Asian or gay. Most of them brought to their work a social, political agenda. Specifically, they challenged the white male power structure that dominated myth, history, society, the economy, the arts, and television. They questioned the whole narrative framework with its white male heroes conquering dark antagonists who threatened helpless females. Starting with the camera lens--which they described as an extension of the male gaze directed at the commodified woman--they deconstructed the whole apparatus of image making and image consuming.
NOTABLE ARTISTS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO VIDEO ART INCLUDE:
NAM JUNE PAIK, Blake Kensington, Vito Acconci, Wojciech Bruszewski, Peter Campus, Tony Conrad, Justin Costanzo, Juan Downey, David Hall, Gary Hill, Wolf Kahlen, Nicholas Megalis, Joan Jonas, Stephen Jones, Paul McCarthy, Javier MarchÃ¡n, Bruce Nauman, Graham Nicholls, Arthur Omar, Pipilotti Rist, Erik-Christopher Seidenglanz, Heronimo Sehmi, Rafael Botter Fernandes, Adam Shaening-Pokrasso, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol, Peter Weibel, Stan Brakhage