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DVD's of my Video Art

 

I am currently preparing several disks for purchase. As there are now several DVD formats I shall be updating these discs into Dual Layer and High Definition Collections shortly - though of course this work is from the early days of video and consequently should be viewed in low resolution playback. My current phase of work is all of course in high definition digital video..

 

At the moment each DVD is around 60 minutes long to take full advantage of the best quality codec for these selected artworks. Previously each disc was individually signed but I now realise the notion of a 'signature' is a foolishness in itself. Much of my work interrogates the notion of the 'authentic' piece of art and so video or digital media, in their very nature are infinitely copy-able. In a sense if anyone went to the trouble of duplicating these discs fully (and importantly their disc printing which in effect is the artists signature which will become apparaent when you recieve the disc) then of course the artworks themselves as objects would retain some value.

 

The discs value of course is beyond the individual cost and will of course grow with time - there will only ever be 100 issued of each disc. Many of the pieces are award winning at various festivals around the world and many have been broadcast - all are sited within the history of the development of this medium and are in themselves groundbreaking works that precis the use of video as a medium that is now accepted as a medium for art - at the time of making of course, this was not the case.

 

These works have been selected from the list of works that can be found here.

 

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TERRY FLAXTON WORKS 1976 - 2006

As mentioned each of the following groups of projects is a separate DVD. Most run at under one hour, bur some of the DVD's in the documentaries area will run at 90 minutes. The compilations of British and European Art will each have one DVD as will all the installation works. There will be 25 DVD's in total. Unless otherwise stated all programmes Directed by Terry Flaxton, All Vida and Triple Vision projects Produced by Penny Dedman, except The World Within Us produced by Caroline Ross Pirie, all Ignition Films Projects Produced by Alison Sterling). I am a believer in this medium in collaboration - but also of the integrity of the artist.

 

 

Artworks 1

1. VIDEO ART 1976 - 1979

U238 (Director Anthony Cooper, (Vida) , 1976 - 2 mins

Presentiments (Vida), 1977 - 16 mins

The Fashion Show (Vida) , 1977 - 5 mins

Talking Heads (Vida), 1978/79 - 20 mins

 

 

Documentaries 1

2. DOCUMENTARIES 1976 - 1979

Opening Up (Vida), 1976 - 15 mins

Chinese Comics (Penny Dedman, Vida) 1977 - 20 mins

Inside Comics (Vida), 1979 - 30 mins

 

 

Documentaries 2

Eisenstein: Programme of Attractions (Vida), 1978/05 - 30 mins

Money Talks (Vida), 1979/83 - 25 mins

 

 

Artworks 2

3. VIDEO ART 1980 - 1981

Documentary Rape (Vida), 1980 - 3 mins

Towards Intuition (Vida), 1981 - 45 mins

 

 

Documentaries 3

4. DOCUMENTARIES 1981 - 1983

Going Local (Triple Vision) , 1981 - 25 mins

A Slice of the Cake

(Directors Joel Cayford, Terry Flaxton Triple Vision) 1982 25 mins

 

 

Documentaries 4

And Then There Was One (Triple Vision) 1983 - 30 mins

Making News (Triple Vision) 1983 - 30 mins

 

 

Artworks 3

5. VIDEO ART 1982 - 1988

The Gap (Triple Vision) , 1983 - 15 mins

Eurhythmics (Triple Vision) , 1983 - 20 mins

Prisoners (Triple Vision) 1983/84 16 mins

In The Belly of the Beast with John Wyver

(freelance for Granada) , 1985 - 26 mins

 

 

Drama 1

6. DRAMA 1982 - 2004

Circumstantial Evidence

(Directors, Kez Cary, Terry Flaxton, (Triple Vision) , 1984 - 20 mins

Skin Deep (Ignition Films, nominated for a Bafta 2001) 2001 - 26 mins

Forever (Ignition Films), 2004 - 22 mins

 

 

Documentaries 5

7. DOCUMENTARIES 1984 - 1988

Health Emergency (Triple Vision) 1984 - 25 mins

Bad Neighbours (Triple Vision) , 1985 - 20 mins

The Lift (Triple Vision) , 1988 - 25 mins

 

 

Documetaries 6 and Documentaries 7 are a set of 5 DVD's which are collections of Video Art derived from Triple Vision's original Channel 4 series "On Video". Any artists represented please contact me for rights issues.

 

 

Documentaries 6 (2 Discs)

8. DOCUMENTARIES ON VIDEO ART (One DVD each)

On Video British Video Art until 1987

- Part 1 (Triple Vision) , 1985 - 52 mins

On Video British Video Art until 1987

- Part 2 (Triple Vision) , 1985 - 52 mins

 

 

Documentaries 7 (3 Discs)

On Video European Video Art until 1989

- Part 1 (Triple Vision) , 1986/7 - 52 mins

On Video European Video Art until 1989

- Part 2 (Triple Vision) , 1986/7 - 52 mins

On Video European Video Art until 1989

- Part 3 (Triple Vision) , 1986/7 - 52 mins

 

 

Documentaries 8 (2 Discs)

9. DOCUMENTARIES ON SOVIET AND AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (one DVD each)

The Cold War Game: The USA

(Director Renny Bartlett, Triple Vision) , 1988 - 60 mins

The Cold War Game: The USSR (Triple Vision) , 1989 - 75 mins

 

 

Art and Architecture

10. DOCUMENTARIES ON ARCHITECTURE

The Byker Wall with Bea Campbell

(Freelance for the BBC), 1989 - 15 mins

The Boots Wets Building with Iwona Blazwick

(Freelance for the BBC), 1990 - 15 mins

The Lloyds Building with Michael Craig-Martin

(Freelance for the BBC), 1991 - 15 mins

 

 

Documentaries 9 (2 Discs)

11. DOCUMENTARIES THE BRITISH NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS (one DVD each)

Intensive Care - Part 1 (Triple Vision) , 1989 - 52 mins

Intensive Care - Part 2 (Triple Vision) , 1989 - 52 mins

 

 

Documentaries 10

12. DOCUMENTARIES ON FEMALE CIRCUMCISION

Rites (91) 60 mins (Director Penny Dedman, Triple Vision) Prix Niki Amsterdam 1990/91 60 mins

 

 

Documentaries 11

13. DOCUMENTARIES ON WOMEN IN SOVIET CINEMA

I AM AN OX I AM A MAN I AM A WOMAN

Director Sally Potter (Triple Vision) , 1990/91 - 60 mins

 

 

Documentaries 12

14. DOCUMENTARIES ON ANIMAL RIGHTS

Animal Acts (92) 60 mins (Triple Vision) , 1992 - 52 mins

 

 

Artworks 4

15. VIDEO ART 1988 - 2003

The World Within Us (Triple Vision) , 1988 16 mins

The Colour Trilogy (3 parts) (Triple Vision) , 1991/92 - 33 mins

The Inevitability of Colour 1991 - 21 mins

Echo's Revenge 1992 - 5 mins

The Object of Desire 1992) 7 mins

Zagorsk (Triple Vision) 199 - 2 5 mins

WINGS (3 parts) (Ignition Films) , 2003 - 11 mins

Georgia (a text and tone poem) 2003 - 6 mins 30

Present Birthday Present 2003 - 3 mins 30

Frida 2003 1 min

 

 

Artworks 5 (4 Discs)

VIDEO ART 2004 - 2005 (One DVD Each)

The Dinner Party - installation (cycle of 45 mins) 2004 - 45 mins

 

Water Table - installation (cycle of 40 mins) 2005 50 mins

 

Dance Floor - installation (cycle of 45 mins) 2005 45 mins

 

Banquet (Wings, Echoes Revenge, Zagorsk,

Object of Desire, Prisoners - installation (cycle of 40 mins) 2005 , 45 mins

 

 

Artworks 6 - In Progress

16. VIDEO ART 2003 - 2006

The Eye Projects the World. 1 minute (part 3 of The Colour Myths)

Timepiece 2005 1 minute (part 5 of The Colour Myths)

Towards Aquarius, 6 minus 30 secs. 2005

In My Own Footsteps, Part One, 3 minus, April 2006

In My Own Footsteps, Part Two, 3 minus, May 2006

Echo's Compassion - Echos Gift, 5 minutes (part 4 of The Colour Myths)4 minutes

Nemesis: The Mystery at the Heart of Meaning ,5 minutes (Part 7 of The Colour Myths)

Epilogue: Unreal Timepiece 1990/2005, 1 minute (Epilogue to The Colour Myths)

 

 

Artworks 7 - In Progress

17. VIDEO ART 1990 - 2006

The Colour Myths: Myth and Meaning in the Digital Age

A Work in 9 Parts

 

 
 

Introduction, 2006, 10 minutes

The Inevitability of Colour (1990) (part 1 of both The Colour Trilogy and The Colour Myths) 21 minutes

Echo's Revenge (91) (part 2 of both The Colour Trilogy and The Colour Myths) 5 minutes

The Eye Projects the World 1992 - 2005 1 minute (part 3 of The Colour Myths)

Echo's Compassion - Echos Gift, 5 minutes 2006 (part 4 of The Colour Myths) 4 minutes

Timepiece 1992 - 2005 (part 5 of The Colour Myths)

The Object of Desire (1992) (part 3 of The Colour Trilogy and part 6 of The Colour Myths) 6 minutes

Nemesis: The Mystery at the Heart of Meaning 5 minutes, 1992 - 2006 (Part 7 of The Colour Myths)

Epilogue: Unreal Timepiece 1992 - 2005 1 minute

 

 

Several of the above projects, (for instance The Cold War Game and I am an Ox, I am a Horse, I am a Man, I am a Woman were produced by my company and directed in these instances by Renny Bartlett (Eisenstein, Arcturus) and Sally Potter (Orlando, the Tango Lesson etc) and they are an integral part of my overall work (I actually shot all of these as well as having input on the edit - for instance in the case of 'Rites', directed by Penny Dedman. I was awarded a Prix Niki from the festival in Amsterdam for my editing).

 

To Order or enquires: E-Mail: flaxton@btinternet.com e-mail me

In relation to the Collections of British and European Art, would all artists involved in the original series please contact me by e-mail for payment. I'm doing this as a non-profit act.

 

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