Critical Writing Index

Videotape & The University Art Programme

by Eric Cameron

Studio International, June 1974, v. 187, no. 967, pp. 289-291

This article examines how, in 1974, videotape was seen to have an overwhelming advantage over any other medium in relation to the university art programme. This advantage was due to the introduction of television equipment and tele-recording apparatus into the critical frame of reference of the art-context, which raises questions that are relevant to the whole of art. "Painting and sculpture are (a) still and (b) silent; video-tape moves and has a sound-track. Does that in any way affect the questions of its designation as art?" (289)

ITEM 1974.001 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

SmileAlbert McNamara

SmileColin Campbell

Sackville I'm YoursColin Campbell

Video PuzzleGene Davis

Contact 5: Window-paneEric Cameron

The Intention of this Video TapeJeffrey Spalding