During the Women Artists of North East Library’s residency at Northumbria University, Holly Argent has been researching the work, context and influence of Tamara Krikorian; a pioneering video artist who lectured at the former Polytechnic during the 1970’s. A co-founder of London Video Arts, Krikorian organised the first video art conference in Britain ‘Video: Towards Defining an Aesthetic’ at the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow in 1976, and was involved in a number of high-profile exhibitions platforming this emerging medium, including the Serpentine’s ‘Video Show’ 1975 and ‘Artists Video’ 1976, the UK’s inaugural exhibition of international video artists at Biddick Farm Arts Centre (now Washington Arts Centre).
Join us for an evening of short video works that bring together Krikorian’s work alongside fellow lecturer Stuart Marshall and other regional and national artists Krikorian connected with over the course of a decade, whose practices shared a preoccupation with the medium of television and questioned the power of mass media.
Vanitas, Tamara Krikorian, 1977, 8mins
Unassembled Information, Tamara Krikorian, 1977, 9mins
Pedagogue, Stuart Marshall, 1988, 10mins
Out of Sink, Wendy Brown, 1981, 12mins
Media Snake, Tina Keane, 1985, 8mins
Electron, Judith Goddard, 1987, 6mins
The Critics informed viewing, Catherine Elwes, 1982, 26mins
Video works have been sourced from LUX (London) & REWIND (DJCAD, University of Dundee)
Image credit: Tamara Krikorian, Unassembled Information 1977