"presented as unified and specific time spans which can be re-enacted, and on which it is possible to inlay other elements and transmit a different rhythm (fast forward), just like the videos which they often end up becoming. For it would seem quite normal, today, that a piece, an action or a performance should end up becoming documentation on videotape." 

Video…works like evidence. In art it signifies and demonstrates reality, a practice at times too dispersed and all over the place to be directly grasped.”

(Bourriaud 1998 Relational Aesthetics p.76)

“I was no longer working with metaphorical repetitions of situations; I was working with the real situation itself.”

(Meireles, C. 1999 in Insetions into Ideological Circuits, 1970-75)