I think I watch a bit too much YouTube, but because I do I also know it’s probably the most popular and successful way to share information online. And for every video about contemporary art, I’m guessing there are hundreds or thousands of written articles. Maybe there’s no audience for art criticism videos, especially if they are at all substantive and not just about why something sensationalist actually sucks. So, here’s my first attempt at a semi-ambitious video, excluding the two I made for my own pieces, which are much shorter. This one goes for just over a half hour. I’m just reading my blog post, and slipped in a lot of pictures, but it takes longer to read something out loud, and some of my writing is more convoluted to verbally articulate than to just read. There’s room for improvement in future videos.
One of the advantages of being an independent commentator is that I can use as many images as I want in my posts, and can make videos and also use as many images as I want. Most art criticism I see is much more limited, partly for reasons of format and consistency, and I imagine for legal reasons as well.