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
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
Description of Installation Pieces incuding ‘Behold / Vertical Devices.’ pdf here.
Entry in London Video Arts Catalogue (1978), p. 64. Show diagram of ‘Behold / Vertical Devices.’ pdf here.
ArtSway, Spring-Summer 2003 brochure, Reception for the artist, ‘Everything must go’ show. Includes Behold/Vertical Devices. pdf here.
A series of 7 slides of “Behold Vertical Devices”.pdf here.
‘Time/Upstairs’ Installation description with diagrams, 1976/77. pdf here.
Installation Description, Tony Sinden,’Behold/Vertical/Devices’, 1974/5. pdf here.
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’. Includes information on “Behold Vertical Devices”.pdf here
‘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’.