Vector, Space, and Time

Sean Cubitt

in Resolutions 3

Published by University of Minnesota Press

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780816670826
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9781452947181 | DOI:
Vector, Space, and Time

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This chapter addresses the relationship between the changing nature and use of vectors and the changing nature and use of video in the globalizing structure of Internet delivery. It discusses how vectors are used to contest the structuration of space and the denial of time via works produced using vector graphics programs. Vectors also provide a way of understanding works that undertake fundamental reorganizations of video time that don’t fall under any usual description of animation. The chapter considers works such as Susan Collins’s Fenlandia (2004–6), and Glenlandia (2005–7), and Seascape (2009), and Robert Cahen’s brief projection piece L’étreinte (The embrace, 2004).

Keywords: vectors; video; digital new media; Internet; vector graphics; Susan Collins; Robert Cahen

Chapter.  4358 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Art

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