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The Television Live From Glasgow

Kevin Atherton

UK, 1986
17 minutes, Colour, sound
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

‘Recorded live at Transmissions Gallery Glasgow – ‘For the occasion, Atherton mounted a large TV showing nothing but a blank white screen on a pedestal with a microphone in front of it, and proceeded to entertain the audience with a stand up routine where it was the television itself who was the star performer. Railing against art’s marginalisation, but also chiding artists’ pretensions, The Television allowed Atherton’s voice to speak directly to an audience within the multiple roles of comedian, commentator and artist.’ – Jeremy Welsh