Critical Writing Index

Through Deconstruction to Reconstruction

by Catherine Elwes

Desmontaje: Film/Video/Apropiacion/Reciclaje (Demontage: Film/Video/ Appropriation/Recycling), 1993, pp. 162-165

Valencia: Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, 1993

This essay examines the problems of representation in the imagery of television, and how the video work of television deconstructionists in the 1970's addressed these issues. In contrast, the video works of 'scratchers' and other more contemporary forms of deconstructing the televised image are examined and their efficacy questioned. This essay is a revised version of an essay that appeared in the Channel 5 catalogue published by the Institute of Contemporary Arts and London Video Arts, London, 1985.

ITEM 1993.031 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Kim Flitcroft

Sandra Goldbacher

War MachineThe Duvet Brothers

Critic Informed ViewingKatherine Elwes

Calling the ShotsMark Wilcox