In Liz Kotz's "Video Projection: The Space Between Screens" she showcases the evolution of video projection from its roots in a television monitor to Douglas Gordon's alteration of Hollywood blockbusters to Matthew Barney's elaborate video productions. Kotz speaks of video art as high-tech paintings that straddle the high culture of the commodification of art with the pop culture aesthetics of
Video projection enables a collapse of the interior and exterior worlds, the interior physical life versus the external reality. The viewers can find themselves lost within the projected image that is /is not there. Video artists use the idea of the fantasy of things which are not there; playing with the use of light, space, proportion, sound, architecture, juxtaposition, and color. They create a new realm. A new dimension in which we can escape. Do these techniques enable us to engage more with the work and pave the way for a higher understanding of the concept? Or have we only developed an understanding of the medium because it is something so closely linked to all of us?