Where I Am: Talkback: What is a video art?

20 May 2015

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Courtesy of Rewind.

In 1984 the Television Workshop was established in Dundee by Stephen Partridge, to give artists and filmmakers in Scotland access to the latest technology in video editing, graphics processing and image compositing.

For the Where I Am touring programme, DCA and LUX Scotland present Talkback: What is a video art? This round-table video marathon will comprise screenings and discussion of artists’ video work from 1984 – 1991, an overlooked era of artist’s video. Where projects like TV Workshop offered access to new technologies, skills and techniques, this era was characterised by an emerging and exciting field of visual possibility.

Participating speakers include Stephen Sutcliffe (artist), Nick Thomas (artist, LUX Scotland, Transmission), Clive Gillman (artist, Director DCA), Dennis Reinmuller and Debbie Moody (artists, Dennis & Debbie Club), Allison Scott (artist, Generator Projects), Adam Lockhart (REWIND, archivist) and Luke Collins (LUX Scotland Project Manager).


Wednesday 20 May

3pm Doors open.

3.15pm Introduction to the day from Clive Gillman (DCA) and Luke Collins (LUX Scotland).

3.30 – 6pm The afternoon will comprise two sessions of screenings and discussion (Session 1, 3.30 – 4.30pm, Session 2, 4.45 – 6.15pm). Each of the invited speakers will introduce some work/​s followed by an open and evolving discussion through the day.

6.30pm Screening and profile: Daniel Reeves. Mosaic For The Kali Yuga (1986) One With Everything (1998) Obsessive Becoming (1995)