This work is part of the rewind archive.
Duration: 4m 21s
Year: 1990Original formats:
1" SMPTE Type CMedia types:
VideoType of work:
Broadcast: 1990 Channel 4 as part of '19:4:90 Television Interventions'
Funding source: Commissioned by Fields and Frames
First exhibited: 1990 Channel 4 Television
‘The revolution will not be televised, the revolution will be live’ Gil Scott Heron.
‘We were carrying on a strike when we ought to have been making a revolution’ Willie Gallacher.
George Squared is a work for the global living room of the Nineties. Dedicated to the history and people of Glasgow. The past comes back to remind us how history has a habit of repeating itself.
Events relegated to the footnotes of history, caught on a few feet of faded celluloid or in a photograph are glimpsed among the events of today as ghosts of future actions.
George Squared is equally directed at our remote controlled armchair world view. Zapping and grazing though adverts, war zones, soaps, revolutions. The cultural walls come tumbling down amidst the satellite babble of sound and image.
At home one is made to feel like a tourist, watching the history of the world go by as if sitting on a bench, on a sunny day, in George Square. But as the world gets smaller so the threat gets nearer. Events are drawing closer to home.
Source from Doug Aubrey’s personal archives.
Flow chart, of frames for Pictorial Heroes’ work ‘George Squared’, 1990. pdf here
Pages from Doug Aubreyís sketchbook for George Squared.pdf here
Camera Movements for George Squared.pdf here
Production Schedule for George Squared.pdf here
Shot List for George Squared.pdf here
Sound Schedule for George Squared.pdf here
George Squared (1919-1990) Pictorial Heroes, Catalogue of Video Tapes, 1993. pdf here