(Paris, 1947- )
Trained in the sociology of art, writer and critic Anne-Marie Duguet has taught theater and sociology of television at the University of Paris 1, where she is now assistant professor in the Arts Department and directs the Center for Research on Film and Audiovisual Arts. She also teaches the aesthetics of electronic and computer images. After creating a video workshop in 1973, she began specializing in video in the late 1970s and was a member of the editorial board of Vidéoglyphes from 1979 to 1981. In 1981 she published one of the first books in France dealing with video as a means of expression, Vidéo, la mémoire au poing, which dealt with alternative social practices, conditions of access to production in France, the use of the medium as a critique of television, and the involvement of women in video. Duguet has observed a wide range of social, political, and artistic styles in video. In 1991 she organized an exhibition on the work of Jean-Christophe Averty, the French pioneer of special effects for television, and in 1993, a retrospective of the work of video artist Thierry Kuntzel.