Dundee Contemporary Arts
26th February 2010 - 28th February 2010
As part of KYTN, Rewind curated Kevin Atherton’s ‘Video Times’ (1984) piece to coincide with the the festival’s theme of ‘non-art’.
Conceived of as a dual publication, video cassette and booklet, 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.