This work is part of the rewind archive.
Duration: 25m 29s
Year: 1973-74Original formats:
1/2" EIAJ Type 1Media types:
VideoType of work:
Funding source: Self (using Exeter College of Art equipment)
First exhibited: Unknown
This work is compilation of the following:
1. ÎSwitch onÌ of the Portapak including momentary physical manipulation of the tape over the record head, producing breakup in the image. (This image is later photographed from the screen to be used to illustrate the article ÎInterferenceÌ, written for the Studio International Video issue.) Title of the compilation follows, then a sequence walking outside the house into the exterior garden, viewing the Portapak on the artistÌs shoulder, before returning to the interior, where the camera is mounted on a tripod and lined up on a radio standing on the table.
4. Statements and ÎchatÌ: the artist describes the editing strategy employed in this tape, including the incorporation of an informal ÎchatÌ recorded some weeks previously. (This material is later revisited in Image Con Text: Two (1984), in the 8mm film sequence.)
6. Intro to:
9. ÎSwitch offÌ: the Portapak deck is seen as the artistÌs hand comes in to switch to Off.
Article from Studio International, 1976 – ‘Mike Leggett: Considerations on the subject of Interference’ – with information on the work ‘Porter Pack’.pdf here