Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989

Erika Balsom, Lucy Reynolds, Sarah Perks

Publicaton Date
September 2019
Standard Number
Yale University Press
560 pages, 229 x 159mm
200 color + b-w illus.

Over the past three decades the moving image has grown from a marginalised medium of British art into one of the nation’s most vital areas of artistic practice. How did we get here? Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989 seeks to provide answers, unfolding some of the narratives – disparate, entwined, and often colorful – that have come to define this field. Ambitious in scope, this anthology considers artists and artworks alongside the organisations, institutions, and economies in which they exist. Writings by scholars from both art history and film studies, curators from diverse backgrounds and artists from across generations offer a provocative and multifaceted assessment of the evolving position of the moving image in the British art world and consider the effects of numerous technological, institutional and creative developments.

About the authors

  • Erika Balsom is senior lecturer in film studies at King’s College London.

  • Lucy Reynolds is senior lecturer in the School of Arts at the University of Westminster.

  • Sarah Perks is professor at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.