Critical Writing Index

Scratch and the Surface: Contemporary British Video

by Jeremy Welsh

Afterimage, Jan. 1986, v. 13, no. 6, p. 4

An introduction to, and discussion of, "Scratch Video", a genre that was taking over British video art in the mid to late 80s. (In short, video that uses footage acquired from television) This article speaks of the success of the genre, and how it's a necessary transition phase for video art.

ITEM 1986.069 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

19Paul Hardcastle

StrikeThe Enemy Within

War MachineDuvet Brothers

Night of 1000 EyesSandra Goldbacher

Night of 1000 EyesKim Flitcroft

Death Valley DaysGuerilla Tapes

Blue MondayDuvet Brothers

Science MixSteve Hawley

Science MixTom Steyger