This work is part of the rewind archive.
Duration: 2m 50s (1976 Version)10m 58s (2006 Version)
Year: 1974Original formats:
1/2 inch EIAJ reel-to-reelMedia types:
VideoType of work:
Funding source: South East Arts
First exhibited: Third Eye Gallery, Glasgow, 1976
Technical details: 9 Monitors, 1 Player, Wooden Chair, Plank
Behold is a kind of homage to Edweard Mubridges pioneering Motion Picture Studies (1878/85). Looking back it does seem to mark a significant shift in my practice, moving from single screen work to expanded cinema and installation in the gallery context. At the time I did not own any video equipment, it was too expensive, usually you had to beg, steal or borrow what you wanted to use. I saw the gallery more as a laboratory not an end point, a place to experiment and make new connections.
– Extract from Judith Winter in conversation with Tony Sinden: Everything Must Go – Installation, Video and Film National Touring catalogue published 2003
Restaged for the REWIND Soft Launch at DCA, Dundee 2006
‘Behold Vertical Devices’: Article from Studio International, 1976 ‘Video – Report by Tamara Krikorian’. Krikorian reports on two events in Glasgow – ‘Symposium: The future of video in Scotland, Event: Towards Defining an Aesthetic, Third Eye centre’.