Radio (Watching the Radio, Listening to the TV)

Creator:

Mike Leggett
  • This work is part of the rewind archive.

    Duration: 3m 47s

    Year: 1973

    Original formats:

    1/2" EIAJ Type 1

    Media types:

    Video

    Type of work:

    Video

    Funding source: Self (using Exeter College of Art equipment)

    First exhibited: 1975 The Video Show, Serpentine Gallery, London

    “A voice is heard telling a story. (It is the artist reading from Erota/Afini, the book of the film by Mike Leggett.) The camera pans down to reveal a tape recorder, which the artist then switches off, the voice ceasing. The camera is panned toward a chair in front of a tv set, which is framed and the camera locked off. The artist then sits in the chair: “ThatÌs enough of watching the radio and listening to the telly, now youÌre going to watch the telly and listen to me”.” Mike Leggett


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