Home is Where the Art Is


Atherton, Kevin
  • Year: 1976

    ” Hall’s critique of broadcast TV was picked up by several artists, notably, but more ambiguously (and humorously), by the sculptor/performer/video artist Kevin Atherton (b.1950). In Home is Where the Art Is (1976) he describes in voice -over the domestic space in which his TV resides and in which the work is being shot, while the camera focuses on him drawing its layout on his naked chest. Once these Various descriptions have been completed, he holds up a mirror so the reflected real space replaces the drawing, then zooms out to reveal the entire scene.”
    David Cirtis, A History of Artists’ Film and Video in Britain. British Film Institute, 2007.

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