On Friday 14 June, 12pm – 7pm, we will be presenting a selection of artists’ works that have been made and conceived for television.

The free screening will take place at Nottingham Contemporary on a series of monitors in The Space. Works will repeat throughout the day.

Ann Magnuson & Tom Rubnitz, Made for TV, 1984. Image courtesy the artists and LUX

Ann Magnuson & Tom Rubnitz, Made for TV, 1984. Image courtesy the artists and LUX

Works included in the screening are:

John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins, Videospace
Ilene Segalove, More TV Stories
Ann Magnuson & Tom Rubnitz, Made For TV
Stuart Marshall, The Love Show
General Idea, Test Tube
Michael Smith, Mike Builds a Shelter

The screening is the first of two events taking place at Nottingham Contemporary. Read about part 2 here.

Information about the works

John Hoppy Hopkins – Videospace (1970)
Recently rediscovered tape of early video experiments by John Hopkins and the TVX collective. Includes material comes from a fragment of the Videospace happening, which took place in a television studio of the BBC: a never transmitted experiment with early examples of live video-mixing.

Ann Magnuson & Tom Rubnitz – Made for TV (1985)
In Made For TV, Tom Rubnitz created a television video about television. Punctuated by the static of purported channel hopping, it is a 15-minute portrait of pop American culture.

Stuart Marshall – The Love Show (1979)
Love on Television / Love of Television.

General Idea – Test Tube (1979)
Presented under the brand “The Color Bar Lounge,” a cocktail bar in the mythical 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion, the program is a hybrid of popular television formats, including talk show, soap opera, news magazine, and infomercial.

Ilene Segalove – More TV Stories (1985)
Ilene Segalove presents a series of true incidents involving the powerful influence of television on life, relationships, and attitudes.

Michael Smith – Mike Builds a Shelter (1985)
Mike Builds a Shelter is a performance comedy with apocalyptic overtones, a narrative extension of Smith’s installation Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter/Snack Bar. In this darkly humorous morality play, Smith contrasts Mike’s rural adventures in a pastoral landscape with his home fallout shelter.