The History of video instilation

  • One of the first ever video instilations Nam June Paik: Cross-Feedback-TV

    Nam June Paik was the first to use a television set as a piece of art. Paik also treated the TV signal as a new electronic material that artists can use freely to create their own new forms. In one of the first installations he created, Paik filled a cross-shaped construction with TV sets, combining one of the most important symbols of Western culture with the cybernetic and electronic content influencing contemporary spirituality.
  • LIVE – Taped Video Corridor by Bruce Nauman

    Nauman's 1970 work LIVE – Taped Video Corridor. Two side-by-side monitors show the same scene: the staircase leading to the gallery. Viewers soon realize that the two monitors show two different points in time: On one, we see an image of ourselves transmitted in real time; the other shows the same image with a brief delay, causing a sort of perceptual wobble. The installation represents a chapter in the history of media art in which numerous artists came up with startling space/time experiments.
  • Woody Vasulka C-Trend

    vasukla has manipulated the signal from a video camera. On the screen, instead of an ordinary camera image, is a “graphicized” image based on the technical parameters of the signal transmitted by the camera. This graphic representation of what the camera lens sees is modified by technical variables that aren’t normally visible on the screen. So the image we see is a representation of reality, although it’s completely different from our usual definition of a realistic image.
  • Bill Viola: Theatre of Memory

    Theatre of Memory is a video and sound installation. Centered around the upended roots of a dead tree, the dreamlike qualities of the video images and sounds combine in a poetic metaphor; the subconscious as the unseen root of consciousness.
  • still life by sam taylor wood

    ‘Still Life’ is an installation art by Sam Taylor-Wood. The video presents a 3 minute time lapse of a traditional display of fruit as it decays over a period of time.
    The video is dark and dull with a brown lifeless colour theme. The fruit itself isn’t all too colourful with a mix of dull green and red fruits which only stand out as the focal point.
  • Zero, 2006 by Effie Wu

    This installation was presented at the WRO 07 exhibition at the National Museum in Wrocław, and is currently in the Lower Silesian Zachęta Fine Arts Association collection. A moving ring-shaped image composed of multiple video sequences of the artist/performer walking is projected on a round screen moving in the opposite direction, simultaneously emphasizing and cancelling out the illusion of motion: The walking figure always remains in the same place.