Italy was a vibrant center of video art production and experimentation throughout the 1970s and 1980s, attracting artists from all over the world and laying the foundation for video art as a concept in the global art and film communities. With vibrant illustrations, compelling interviews, and essays by leading scholars in the field, this collection highlights Italy's key place in the history of video as an art form.
Laura Leuzzi is an art historian and curator whose research focuses on the relationship between words and image in visual art and new media. She was a research fellow on the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, REWINDitalia, based out of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. Stephen Partridge is an artist, academic researcher, and pioneer of Early British video art. He is Professor of Media Art at the University of Dundee and co-editor (with Sean Cubitt) of Rewind: British Artists' Video in the 1970s & 1980s.