HOWKINS, John. The Video Show.

(London): The Serpentine Gallery, 1975.  First edition.  [177] A4 sheets in printed folder.  Loose-leaf catalogue in folder for the exhibition held at the Serpentine Gallery, London, 1 – 26 May 1975. The Video Show was a festival of independent video with performances, artists’ videos, video graphics, community video, closed-circuit installations, a tape library, a giant TV screen, and live participatory events. The exhibition included a combination of British and international programmes to offer a comprehensive survey of world video (13 countries were included). Only a small proportion of the British videos had been publicly screened before, and the show was an opportunity to see the variety of work undertaken in Britain over the preceding few years. A series of closed-circuit installations and live performances from artists working in the field were commissioned to demonstrate the ‘live’ qualities of video. Many of these programmes required audience interaction.  The folder contains an A4 flyer for each of the participants who included Dan Graham, William Wegman, John “Hoppy” Hopkins, David Critchley, Richard Serra, Willoughby Sharp, Lynda Benglis, Derek Boshier and many others.  The flyers are generally in very good condition, the card folder, shows some wear and is a little worn with tape repair at rear fold.  Uncommon en commerce.


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