Instruction Limitation


Critchley, David
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    Duration: 11mins 30secs

    Year: 1977

    Original formats:

    1/2 inch EIAJ reel-to-reel, high density

    Media types:


    Type of work:

    Single screen B&W video (composite of 4 screens)

    Funding source: Self / state

    First exhibited: 1978 2B Butler's Wharf

    Technical details: Recorded in the video studio at the RCA, Instruction Limitation was made as an analysis of the material properties of a video recording deck and monitor. Using a series of recorded spoken instructions, the results of carrying out those instructions are applied to the original recorded tape and displayed within the same video monitor and sound set up as the original.

    Further Known Screenings:
    1978 London Video Arts
    1978 Royal College of Art
    1978 Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry
    1981 Chelsea School of Art

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