Duration: 12 minute cycle10 minute cycle
Year: 1981Media types:
VideoType of work:
Single channel for 12 TV receivers
First exhibited: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1981
‘The installation was installed in a large display window at the Ikon. The colour receivers rested on a plinth tilted at approx 45 degrees. A pre-recorded tape replayed images of a woman’s legs, walking in the frame from left anmd then to the right continuously. The camera is also tilted at 45 degrees and tracks the movement of the woman, holding her legs in mid-frame and thus dissecting the screens. Every 2 minutes the colour changes as the legs’ coverings change in hue. At times tight close-ups interrupt the staedy flow of the movement back and forth.
The work is a simple but dynamic visual display, ever changing and possible to be viewed from a passing car or bus, and by pedestrians. It is especially effective at night when the Gallery is closed and the installation shines out in the dark, as it did throughout the Christmas and New Year closures.’ Steven Partridge 1981