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By Chris Meigh-Andrews

Publish 12 months note: First released November seventh 2013 (2nd), first version (2006)
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A heritage of Video Art is a revised and increased version of the 2006 unique, which extends the scope of the 1st version, incorporating a much wider diversity of artists and works from around the globe and explores and examines advancements within the style of artists’ video from the mid Nineties as much as the current day. additionally, the recent variation expands and updates the dialogue of theoretical strategies and ideas which underpin modern artists’ video.

Tracking the altering sorts of video artwork on the subject of the revolution in digital and electronic imaging that has taken position over the past 50 years, A historical past of Video Art orients video paintings within the wider paintings ancient context, with specific connection with the shift from the structuralism of the overdue Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies to the post-modernist issues of the Nineteen Eighties and early 1990s.

The new edition additionally explores the results of the internationalisation of artists’ video within the interval top as much as the hot millennium and its matters and preoccupations together with post-colonialism, the post-medium and the influence and impression of the net.

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It’s led to some extraordinary Christian misogyny, which has an extra depth in the west because popes in the western (Latin or Catholic) church decided in the 11th and 12th centuries to take a remarkable step, which no other Christian church has imitated. The papacy made all its clergy behave like monks: from now on, all of them, not just those living the monastic life, would be celibate. There was a long and bitter battle over this new demand for celibacy, because for the previous 1,200 years, clergy who were not monks had got married and had families.

To this Wycliffe added a further dimension, arguing that Magna Carta, rather than the laws of the Roman empire or church, should be taught to lawyers. Under Roman law it was accepted that ‘what pleases the prince has the force of law’. By championing the ‘great charter’ as an alternative, Wycliffe anticipated its future use as a brake upon the brute exercise of royal sovereignty. “Wycliffe argued that Magna Carta, rather than the laws of the church, should be taught to lawyers” 30 An illustration showing the Court of the King’s Bench in the 15th century, when the Catholic church effectively operated outside the law of the land The church bares its teeth 1400s Magna Carta fails to prevent the torture of heretics English law in the 15th and 16th centuries, despite being manipulated in favour of the king, did to some extent offer protection against arbitrary arrest and imprisonment.

They boarded the Grantully Castle at Avonmouth. Next day, on 28 February, they sailed. The mooring lines were cast off and we moved slowly away from England. What had fate in store for us? If we could have looked forward, say four years or so, how many of us would have fallen from the path we were now taking? How many were to return? Maybe it is merciful not to see too far ahead. Sailing down the Bristol Channel as the sun was setting was thrilling. I was leaving with a nasty task to do and my heart was heavy.

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