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Duration: 5 Parts: Stars/Eagle Clouds, 8'47 Green River/Yellow River, 9'41 Spire, 8'50 Heat, 9'26 Ripple, 9'54
Year: 1984Original formats:
1" SMPTE Type CMedia types:
VideoType of work:
Broadcast as single screen, also shown as silent installation on multiple screens.
Broadcast: 1985 Channel 4 Television
Funding source: Channel 4 Television
First exhibited: 1985 Channel 4 Television
Technical details: Stereo sound
Riverside Studios ‘Dadarama & Ian Breakwell’s Diaries’ – Artists’ works for Channel 4 Television, 1985. Featuring Five Closedowns by David Cunningham. pdf here
The ‘5 Closedowns’ were made for Channel 4 in 1984, as part of a television series of artists works, entitled ‘Dadarama’ which was initiated and produced by Annalogue Productions and broadcast in 1985. Each programme was shown last thing at night, when TV channels, at the time, closed down for the evening. Each of the pieces feature water, it’s reflections and its rhythmic movement, which is also reflected in the ambient soundtrack. “I was concerned with a number of issues, an idea of ambient television, a way to use the more seductive qualities of the video image with soundtrack structures that didn’t work purely within the domain of recorded sound.” – David Cunningham.
Anna Ridley, Producer John Greaves, Bass Guitar Robert Fripp, Guitar