Between Film, Video, and the Digital

Between Film, Video, and the Digital: Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-Media Age

by Jihoon Kim

Jihoon Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Film Studies at Chung-ang University, South Korea, after teaching in the Division of Broadcast and Cinema Studies at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His essays have appeared in Screen, Film Quarterly, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Millennium Film Journal, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, and the anthologies Global Art Cinema: New Histories and Theories (2010), and Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image (2011), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
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    978-1-62892-293-6 (hardback)

    978-1-62892-292-9 (epub)

    978-1-62892-291-2 (epdf)

    978-1-50130-475-0 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
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Encompassing experimental film and video, essay film, gallery-based installation art, and digital art, Jihoon Kim establishes the concept of hybrid moving images as an array of impure images shaped by the encounters and negotiations between different media, while also using it to explore various theoretical issues, such as stillness and movement, indexicality, abstraction, materiality, afterlives of the celluloid cinema, archive, memory, apparatus, and the concept of medium as such.

Grounding its study in interdisciplinary framework of film studies, media studies, and contemporary art criticism, Between Film, Video, and the Digital offers a fresh insight on the post-media conditions of film and video under the pervasive influences of digital technologies, as well as on the crucial roles of media hybridity in the creative processes of giving birth to the emerging forms of the moving image. Incorporating in-depth readings of recent works by more than thirty artists and filmmakers, including Jim Campbell, Bill Viola, Sam Taylor-Johnson, David Claerbout, Fiona Tan, Takeshi Murata, Jennifer West, Ken Jacobs, Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, Hito Steyerl, Lynne Sachs, Harun Farocki, Doug Aitken, Douglas Gordon, Stan Douglas, Candice Breitz, among others, the book is the essential scholarly monograph for understanding how digital technologies simultaneously depend on and differ film previous time-based media, and how this juncture of similarities and differences signals a new regime of the art of the moving image.