Alternativ television: former av kritik i konstnärlig TV-produktion
2012 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
This dissertation analyses social critique, communication critique and aestheticalcritique in television produced by artists. Theoretically it draws on researchon alternative media, TV studies, especially genre analysis and narratology,and media aesthetics. It conducts a text-production study of three examplesof alternative television from the period 2004-2008: ContemporaryArt Center TV (CAC TV): A show produced by the CAC in Vilnius, Lithuaniaand aired on a commercial TV-channel; Good TV who aired video art ona local public access channel in Stockholm, Sweden; and Candyland TV, apirate transmission from an art gallery in central Stockholm.Empirically it builds on TV-texts, web sites and documents, as well asinterviews with participants. Through a study of form and stylistics, relationto conventional genres and modes of narration, it engages in a discussionabout the features of a critical, alternative media text.The study shows how these televisions work in a tradition of alternativetelevision and connects them to tactics and aesthetical forms as found inhistorical examples, but also how this type of formalist media critiquemight inform an understanding of alternative media. From the analysis ofrelations between social and formalist aspects of alternative television, adistinction between alternative as ”alternative worldview” and as ”alternativeexpressions” is suggested, a distinction that contributes to the developmentof theory in the study of alternative media.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2012. , 222 p.
Örebro Studies in Media and Communication, ISSN 1651-4785 ; 15
, Södertörn doctoral dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 71
alternative television, alternative media, critical media, television, media aesthetics, media critique
Media and Communications
Research subject Media and Communication Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-24288ISBN: 978-91-7668-885-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-24288DiVA: diva2:543223
2012-10-05, Moas båge, hus MB, sal MB503, Södertörns högskola, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge, 13:00 (Swedish)
Ytreberg, Espen, Professor
Bolin, Göran, ProfessorNohrstedt, Stig Arne, ProfessorRoswall, Anna, Docent