Activating the Space of Reception Documentation

Tate Modern, April 17th-19th 2009

Day 3

Live Medium

Stephen Partridge, MonitorLive!, 1975/2009, 6 mins, performance.

This is the first performance of a work made in 1974-5 now recontextualised and realised as a live performance. The original work was a series of 'live' performances interleaved with successive playbacks within the television frame, like the russian dolls, one image within another. The space is simultaneously conveyed as virtual within the video feedback loop, and actual by the performance.