Video Art: Three Definitions

Video art, as a term, has generally been divided into three areas of classification. David Ross broke them up into three camps in his presentation at the Making Connections conference on Friday night (October 16, 1998): those interested in social/personal issues, in documentary, and in image processing. Ira Scheneider and Beryl Korot define it similarly in their introduction to Video Art, An Anthology1 as "three appraoches to the video image: (1) where the artist/perfromer is subject, (2) where the environment is subject, (3) where the abstact synthesized image is subject."

Footnotes: 1 - Video Art, An Anthology, by Ira Schneider and Beryl Korot, New York: Harvest Books, 1976