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Mutant Media


By John Conomos

Mutant Media: Essays on Cinema, Art and New Media gathers together a selection of John Conomos’ essays across the years, tracking the trajectory of his cinephilia since the 1960s, his ongoing interests in film criticism and theory, as well as his deep involvement in video art and new media since the 1980s. On one hand a major contribution to the realm of moving image and new media theory, Mutant Media is also a kind of autobiography of someone whose eclectic life as an artist, writer and educator centres around cinema’s grand, unpredictable adventure spanning three centuries.

About the Author

John Conomos is a media artist, critic and writer, and Senior Lecturer in film and new media studies at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. A frequent contributor to local and overseas film, cultural and media journals for the past two decades, he was a founding editor of the time-based media arts journal Scan+ and editor, with Brad Buckley, of Republic of Ideas (Artspace/Pluto Press 2001). Conomos’ videotapes and installations have been widely exhibited throughout Australia, Europe, the United States and Latin America. His work received an honourable merit award at Berlin’s Transmediale Videofest ’98, and in 2000 he became a recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts New Media Fellowship.

208 pages, paperback 20.8 (h) x 14.8 (w) cm.

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