Stephen Littman is an artist, visual theatre documentalist and academic based at University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham; he has been involved in the organisatiion of festivals such as Video Positive, National Review of Live Art (Video) and was a member of the LVA management committee from 1980 to 1987 running the screening programmes and technical workshops.
His work has ranged from lyrical narrative to strict structural investigations of the language and form of video – but often introducing a redeeming touch of the absurd. He was a pioneer of using video wall technology, installing and curating a range of works for the Video Positive festival in Liverpool in 1989.
He recently curated the screening programme for the 2007 NRLA at the Tramway Gallery, Glasgow.
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Please Turn Over …To
Water, Noise Shape & Pattern
You Make Me Shout
Still Life No 1 (3 screen installation with Zoe Redman)
The Smoker Tapes
Mother-Son (2 screen)
The Opposition (with Margo Random)
The Long Search for the Necessary Tool (with Jeremy Peyton-Jones)
Surfing on the Short Waves (2 screen)
In The Name of the Gun
Smile 2 (6 screen installation, first exhibited at Brighton Polytechnic)
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (3 screen)
Big Time – The House (19.4.90 Television Interventions C4)
The Enlightenment (4 screen)
Predator Cat, Selfish Diva
Programme and explanatory information on video and performance works exhibited as part of the British/Canadian Video Exchange ’84: Installations, performances and videotapes, Toronto, May – June 1984. Includes information on the work ‘Still Life No 1’
Video Screenings, Summary Video UK – Programme of video works from Recent British Video Exhibition, Toronto March ’84. Presented for the first time at the ICA Cinematheque, The Mall, London, 1984. Includes the work ‘Still Life No 1’
Programme of ICA June 1984 events, screenings etc. Including ‘Tuesday Screening, Summary Video UK’ – video works drawn from Recent British Video Exhibition, Toronto March ’84. Presented for the first time at the ICA Cinematheque, The Mall, London, 1984
‘Video vis a vis Video – A Camden based perspective of contemporary video work’. Brochure promoting ‘The National Video Wall Project in Camden’, The Dirama, 2 6/11/89 – 03/12/89. Includes the work ‘On a clear day you can see forever’