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John Gillies and the Craft of Video, catalogue essay

John Gillies and the Craft of Video Nicholas Zurbrugg Writing in Trans-avantgarde International (1982) a mere decade ago, the Italian critic and curator Achille Bonito-Oliva argued that the whole “generalized situation of catastrophe” (p48) characterizing the late seventies and eighties had  “caused the historical optimism of the avant-garde – the idea of...