Works for Television, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Works for Television, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Works for Television, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Works for Television, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Works for Television, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Works for Television, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Works for Television, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Works for Television, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

This screening programme included artist film and video works made for TV, originally commissioned by the Arts Council with the BBC or Channel Four through schemes such as Experimenta and Animate. In the 1990s, when there were only four channels on UK TV, if you stayed up late enough, you could expect to see art on your TV. Artists’ work found its way onto UK television screens from around 1970 with works like This is a Television Receiver, by pioneering video artist David Hall. The subject of many of these works was television itself.

The programme included:
Matt Hulse, As Good as a Nod, 1992, 1min (One Minute TV)
Clio Barnard, Hermaphrodite Bikini, 1995, 5min (Experimenta)
Andrew Kotting, Jaunt, 1995, 5min (Experimenta)
Patrick Keiller, Valtos, 1987, 11min (11th Hour)
Paul Bush, Lost Images, 1990, 1min (One Minute TV)
Thomson & Craighead, Flat Earth, 2007, 7min (Animate)
Judith Goddard, Luminous Portrait, 1990, 1min (One Minute TV)
Al + Al, Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk and Honey, 2004, 7min (Animate)
Stuart Hilton, Save Me, 1992, 6min (Animate)
Semiconductor, Magnetic Movie, 2007, 5min (Animate)
Mike Stubbs, Gift, 1997, 14min (Sound on Film)
George Barber, Upside Down Minutiae, 2002, 4min (Slot Art)

Mobile Cinema also screened Works for Television on:
Sun 2 March at Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
Mon 3 March - Wed 5 March at Corporation Road, Middlesbrough
Thu 6 March - Sat 8 March at Market Square, Sunderland

Credit
Curated by Gary Thomas, Co-Director, Animate Projects.

Various Artists: Works for Television

FREE

Thu 29 February – Sun 2 March 2008

Mobile Cinema

Northumberland Street, Newcastle
Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
Corporation Road, Middlesbrough
Market Square, Sunderland

Opening Times
10am-4pm daily 

Additional Information

Animate Projects Archive