This work is part of the rewind archive.
Duration: 8m 9s
Year: 1976Original formats:
1/2 inch EIAJ reel-to-reelType of work:
Funding source: Self
First exhibited: Video Defining an Aesthetic, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow 1976
“Vanitas came after seeing a French painting attributed to Nicolas Tournier at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, An Allegory of Justice and Vanity . Vanitas is a self-portrait of the artist and at the same time an allegory of the ephemeral nature of television.’ – Tamara Krikorian 1978
Above statement written by the artist on Vanitas, single-screen installation.
Restaged for the REWIND Soft Launch at DCA, Dundee 2006
‘A Reply to Richard Cork – Video Art and the Mass Public’, critical text written by Tamara Krikoriain for ‘Text Aspects A Journal of Contemporary Art No 5 Winter 1979-79’. Includes information on the work ‘Vanitas’
‘Behold Vertical Devices’: Article from Studio International, 1976 ‘Video – Report by Tamara Krikorian’. Krikorian reports on two events in Glasgow – ‘Symposium: The future of video in Scotland, Event: Towards Defining an Aesthetic, Third Eye centre’.