After the New American Cinema: Shirley Clarke's Video Work as Performance and Document

  title={After the New American Cinema: Shirley Clarke's Video Work as Performance and Document},
  author={Thomas F. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of Film and Video},
  pages={57 - 64}
WRITING ABOUT FILM, GILLES DELEUZE claims that "the essence of a thing never appears at the outset, but in the middle, in the course of its development, when its strength is assured" (3). Many scholars of moving-image media, however, would refuse to apply Deleuze's statement to the history of video. In contrast to the happy tale of film's maturation into a temporalbased cinematic art, video's story is one of frustrated promise, in which the heroic ideals of the 1960s and 70s gave way to the… 
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