"A Place Colled Lovely1)"

the HD Afterlife of Low-Res Feminist Video Art

  • Arron Santry Goldsmiths, University of London
Keywords: Moving Image, Digitisation, Video Art, Haptic Cinema, Sadie Benning


The digitisation and networked distribution of the PixelVision videos of Sadie Benning presents a challenge to aesthetico-protocological hegemonies that determine the value of digital videos. Subverting their status as ‘poor images’, the uploaded copies of Benning’s works restage their queer, counter-hegemonic resistance via the controls of a new digital context. This paper calls for a re-examination of traditional attitudes towards the digitisation of ‘analogue’ moving image artworks and proposes that compression standards and their artifacts may be recuperated as part of a queer feminist-materialist artistic strategy.

October 25, 2020
How to Cite
Santry, A. (2020). "A Place Colled Lovely1)": the HD Afterlife of Low-Res Feminist Video Art. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 13(1), 22–27. https://doi.org/10.31165/nk.2020.131.593