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In Two Minds

Kevin Atherton

UK, 1981
25 minutes, Colour, stereo
Original format: SD Video
Available formats: SD Digital file

Recorded live at the Midland Group Gallery Nottingham in 1981 this work involves Atherton talking to a video recording of himself. The video within the video is three years old and was recorded on the event of Atherton’s exhibition of the installation version of ‘In Two Minds’ at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1978. The twenty five minute conversation between the live and the recorded versions of the artist centre around issues concerning the nature of the art work, the role of the gallery, and the audience’s importance in the work. The above issues are discussed in a humorous and insightful manner between the artist and his former self across the intervening gap of three years.