Since 1965, when the first portable video cameras got into artists' hands, video art has occupied a significant place in art. Globalization, mass culture, the Internet, and digital technologies have made the video format the main means of observing and studying the place of a human in modern culture.
Today, video art is not only video installations that are displayed on monitors or projection screens. The video camera has ceased to be the primary means of expression. Modern artists have plenty of room for experimenting: virtual and augmented realities, computer graphics, animation, video games, phone applications. New ways of creating and reproducing visual art allow treating video art more broadly as media art.
What trends are there in video art? What is the difference between immersive video installations and multimedia performances? Are video art and traditional cinema competitors? And will video art ever become classical art?