Overdose 1974 15 mins B/W

Scrutiny 1974 10 mins B/W

Grey Scale 1974 5 mins B/W

Interlace 1975 15 mins B/W
(sound by David Cunningham)



All these early black & white videotapes were made on 1/2 inch reel-reel open tape video recorders. Editing was achieved by roughly cueing up a player and recorder, marking with a white film-crayon, winding back as accurately as possible for a pre-roll, than engaging play. You hoped to press the edit button at the right time (or place) and that it would be releatively 'clean' . It was a hit&miss affair and certainly had little to do with film-style montage - more "an intervention in an ongoing process" as David Ross put it........

Unfortunately the reels no longer play and most of the works listed above are lost. "Easy Piece" and "Monitor" survive, largely thru the interest shown by people in the works, before the artist lost all of his own.

 

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ABOVE: catalogue page from The Video Show Serpentine Gallery 1975


ABOVE original interpretation material on early video works

 


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