Film Programme

Video Times

Fri 26 February, 17:00–22:45
Sat 27 February, 12:00–23:00
Sun 28 February, 12:30–23:00
VRC Microcinema
Entry: Free, just go down the stairs into the VRC to find it

WHO

Atherton is part of the trailblazing generation of artists in Britain who pioneered video and performance work in the 1970s and 80s.

VERY SIMPLE PROPOSAL

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ABOUT

REWIND is a research project that is providing a research resource that addresses the gap in historical knowledge of the evolution of electronic media arts in the UK, by investigating specifically the first two decades of artists’ works in video. The project is conserving and preserving them, to enable further scholarly activity, re-exhibition and research.

WHY

Conceived of as a dual publication, video cassette and booklet, to be presented as an installation. The content of the videotape is the artist watching television. Illuminated by the flickering glow of the TV set the artist as TV viewer earnestly peers out of the screen whilst simultaneously balancing a cup of tea and a chocolate eclair on his lap. The printed booklet, which parodies a weekly TV guide, humorously brings the piece full circle by providing a detailed second by second guide to his actions.