Video Art I've always maintained that 'Pulp Fiction' is a great film but a terrible video. Some work doesn't survive the transition from big to little screen. Video artists have a stranger dilema -- their work is made on a rough and ready format meant for home use then transfered in to an art gallery, a very public place, and as Dan Fox of 'Frieze' magazine argues this doesn't always work either: "Video is just another tool for the artist about town, and much of the resultant product is, to borrow Manny Farber's phrase, just an 'idea-suggestion'. Not necessarily a bad thing, but when projected on a grand scale, artists' film and video can look like doodles placed in large, ornate gilt frames."

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