The Tortoise and the Hare

Creator:

David Critchley

Contributor(s):

  • Alison WinckleKeith FrakeMaggie Warwick

  • Duration: 20 mins

    Year: 1976

    Original formats:

    1/2 inch EIAJ reel-to-reel

    Funding source: Self

    First exhibited: 1978 Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

    Technical details: Made in Knapp Road London E3

    Further Known Screenings:
    1978 Birmingham Filmmakers Coop
    1978 Slade School of Art

    ‘This piece attempts (and knowingly fails) to reconcile television footage on video – a car and on-foot cops and robbers chase from “The Sweeny” circa1977 with Aesops fable of the Tortoise and the Hare re-enacted by Alison Winckle (the walking tortoise), myself (the running hare) filmed chasing round a circle by Keith Frake in Bow Cemetry. The screening/performance involved an 8mm back projection of the filmed action with DC running on the spot in front of it with the video of the car chase on a monitor to one side.’ David Critchley.

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