The Video Show

Serpentine Gallery 1–26 May 1975 Free

The Video Show was Europe’s most comprehensive video exhibition at the time.

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.

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