Screen and Screen Again

Screen and Screen Again was a programme of short video works made for exhibition on television monitors in unusual public locations.

There is an historical precedence of artists working with the physical and conceptual properties of the television dating back to the 1960s and the pioneering work of Nam June Paik. The works shared a concern with performance or duration and were constructed to surprise or intrigue viewer's perceptions. The artists used a range of techniques to produce their work, from underwater video cameras and digital imaging to the manipulation of an archive film print.

New commissions were Lulu Quinn's Burst, Philip Walker's Plunge Pool, Joe Magee's Kulture Klinic, Monika Oechsler's Jump, Adam Black's Untitled 1 & 2 and Colin Andrews' I may be some time. Also included were John Wood and Paul Harrison's Device and Tony Hill's Holding the Viewer.

The programme of works was exhibited on existing TV monitors in ‘unusual' locations throughout the South West from March 2001.

Funded by South West Arts Funded by Year of the Artist, South West Arts and Statement Media Arts Development, Bath & North East Somerset and organised as a collaboration between Picture This and Watershed.

Screening history:

BRISTOL: 26 March – 06 April 2001
Bradley Stoke Library, Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Severnshed, Watershed Media Centre Café/Bar,

GLOUCESTER: 09 – 20 April 2001
Guildhall Arts Centre, Prema, Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Ski & Snow Centre

EXETER: 23 April – 04 May 2001
Exeter Central Library, Mud Dock, Riverside Leisure Centre, Sainsbury’s Supermarket Pinhoe Road

PLYMOUTH: 07 – 18 May 2001
Plymouth Central Library, Theatre Royal, Sainsbury’s Supermarket Marsh Mills

BATH: 14 – 25 May 2001
Bath Central Library, Timsbury Community Centre, RSVP Bar, Shakespeare’s Hairdressing, Bath Spa University College Student Union