A history without history of video art in Venezuela
A panorama of Venezuelan videographic art will be presented, identifying the main characteristics that make it possible to establish the meanings associated with the social and artistic milieu of this Latin American country, as well as questions common to videographic production worldwide. A history that does not contain any accepted fundamental milestones, but which helps us to unravel and understand the resonance elsewhere of the utopian moment of video art.
The peripheral practices of video were of no interest to the voice of history that constructed the mythical and heroic cultural account characteristic of ‘video art’ during the decades in which it appeared in North America. These fringe practices and the anachronism with which they were devised can today be used to forge connections that privilege the overall knowledge of the relationship between art and the moving image.