A Detour Around Infermental
Date: 2 March - 1 April 2012
Location: Video Shop, Picture This
For the first presentation in Picture This' new project space, Video Shop, Infermental 4 will be shown on a monitor alongside a presentation of programmes, posters and flyers.
Infermental, the 'first international magazine on videocassettes', was initiated in 1980 by Gábor and Vera Bódy and 11 issues of the 'magazine' were produced between 1980 and 1991. Each edition featured between 30 and 100 artists contributing complete films, excerpts, trailers, interviews, filmed performances and fragments, and was assembled by a different editorial team, normally consisting of two former contributors, and one supervisor.
Issue 4 was edited by the French artists group FRIGO, and marked a shift in the editorial policy, drawing on the group's multi-disciplinary activities, collective organisation and experience in pirate radio. Authorship is problematised as amateur footage, highly authored artists' films, ethnographic documents, video performances and music videos are seamlessly edited together.
The book, A Detour Around Infermental by Dan Kidner, George Clark and James Richards is published by Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea and is available to buy from the Video Shop for £8.00 (special price £5.00 if purchased at the launch).
Join us at Picture This for the launch A Detour Around Infermental by George Clark, Dan Kidner and James Richards, and a screening of films by
Picture This is pleased to announce the opening of its new project space, Video Shop, with a book launch, screening and presentation of the 80s