[artinfo] Out now: Andreas Treske, Video Theory

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Tue May 12 11:34:27 CEST 2015

New Publication:  Video Theory - Online Video Aesthetics or the 
Afterlife of Video
By Andreas Treske

Video is a part of everyday life, comparable to driving a car or 
taking a shower. It is nearly omnipresent, available on demand and 
attached to nearby anything, anywhere. Online Video became something 
vital and independent. With all the video created by the cameras 
around us, constantly uploading, sharing, linking, and relating, a 
blue ocean is covering our planet, an ocean of video. What might look 
as bluish noise and dust from the far outside, might embed beautiful 
and fascinating living scapes of moving images, objects constantly 
changing, re-arranging, assembling, evolving, collapsing, but never 
disappearing, a real cinema. Andreas Treske describes and theorizes 
these objects formerly named video, their forms, behaviours and 


Andreas Treske is an author, filmmaker, and media artist living in 
Turkey. He graduated from the University of Television and Film, 
Munich, where he also taught film and video post-production. He 
teaches in the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent 
University, Ankara, visual communication and media production, incl. 
new media. He is a member of the video vortex network and 
corresponding member of CILECT, the world association of film schools.

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