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General Knowledge

Stephen Sutcliffe

United Kingdom, 2019
3 minutes, 24 seconds, Colour, Stereo
Available formats: SD video

A reworking of the London weekend television logo which was a kind of ribbon that spelt out the initials of the company. In this work however the ribbon gradually ties itself in tighter and tighter knots as a contestant from the BBC TV program Mastermind tries to answer general knowledge questions. This particular contestant was the Rev. Robert Peters, a notorious imposter and serial fraudster. His answers are constantly interrupted by an anti-Brexit protester. This work references earlier videos such as A Policeman is Walking and Brighton Beach, which also involves the intrusion of an activist.