Individual Release

Tom Sherman

1978, 25:20 minutes, B&W


This particular Individual Release (1978) is an elaborately coded dramatic consideration of the hazards of personal exposure on television.

In this video, the artist offers a deposit of video information for examination by the authorities that be. Imagine a state where everyone has their own equipment and it is their responsibility to make an annual statement on tape.

Performance by Mary Ready and Stephen Osborne.

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Critical Writing

Everyday Events
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1986, v. 8, no. 1.
Video Works: Western Front Video
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1985, v. 8, no. 1.