Video art

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Video art is a form of visual art that uses moving picture and audio technology originally developed for television broadcast and recording. It is a relatively new medium; the price of video equipment kept the technology out of the hands of individuals for many years. Artists such as Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, and William Wegman began to experiment with video when Sony released its Portapak (a portable, open-reel, black and white video camera) in the mid-1960s. Today, reduced costs and advancements in video technology allow artists to create video works that range from miniature in scale to large installations with multiple video projections.

Important contemporary artists who work in video include Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Matthew Barney, and Gary Hill.