Video Tape Survival: The Cleaning, Time Base Correcting and Reformatting of Deteriorating Video Tape for Real to Reel: Artists' Video 1970-72

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Authors:

Sharon Grace

Source:

Video Networks, BAVC, Volume 9, Issue 3, San Francisco, CA (1985)

Keywords:

preservation-text

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Despite having names of Greek shepherds (polystyrene, polyvinyl, polyethylene), plastic, is in essence the stuff of alchemy.... It is less a thing than the trace of a movement .... In the hierarchy of major poetic substances, it figures as a disgraced material, lost between the effusiveness of rubber and the flat hardness of metal...
Roland Barthes, Mythologies.