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1. Does “inherited from television and imported into art practice only refer to “video technology “ or “the feedback loop” or “both the feedback loop and the monitor”?

2. Does “rules out” in the following context mean “prevents from”?

3. I think “reflector” should be “reflection”. What is your idea?

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In the 1970s, video technology was characterised by the feedback loop and the monitor, as inherited from television and imported into art practice by artists such as Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Joan Jonas, Richard Serra and Nancy Holt. For Krauss, the narcissistic element of video rules out a material consciousness of space and time both within the medium itself and in terms of the response it might generate from a spectator. Instead, she says the monitor behaves like a mirror which creates a self-enclosed loop between the artist as performer and the artist as reflector, positions which are encouraged by the technology, which centres the body ‘between two machines that are the opening and closing of a parenthesis (i.e. camera and monitor)’.

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catttt1. Does “inherited from television and imported into art practice” only refer to “video technology “ or “the feedback loop” or “both the feedback loop and the monitor”?

The writer has not told us which she meant. Reading on, it seems that the two are considered a single thing.

catttt2. Does “rules out” in the following context mean “prevents from”?

Just "prevents".

catttt3. I think “reflector” should be “reflection”. What is your idea?

No. The agentive "reflector" is intended to be the counterpart of "performer".

Regarding question 3:

But what does it mean for the artist to be a reflector? It says the artist stands in a space between the camera and the monitor, that is, he can be a real entity (a physically real performer) in front of the camera or an image (a reflection of the real artist) on the monitor. It is why I think "reflection" is the suitable word. What is your interpretation?