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Broadcast Yourself: Artists interventions into television and strategies for self-broadcasting from the 1970s to today

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Cook, Sarah (2008) Broadcast Yourself: Artists interventions into television and strategies for self-broadcasting from the 1970s to today. Broadcast Yourself: Artists interventions into television and strategies for self-broadcasting, Feb 28 - April 5 2008, Hatton Gallery. Newcastle.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition


Research concerned an art-historical investigation into artistic strategies for self-presentation using broadcast media, including television and the web.
The Video Vortex publication was the first collection of critical texts to deal with the rapidly emerging world of online video, widely cited and reviewed.
The exhibition was a major international touring show co-curated with Kathy Rae Huffman for AV Festival 2008: Broadcast, seen at two venues: Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle and Cornerhouse, Manchester. Initiated by Audio Visual Arts North East in collaboration with Cornerhouse, Hatton Gallery and CRUMB, and with funding from Arts Council England touring programme, Broadcast Yourself is the first visual arts touring project to be undertaken by the newly formed company. As a centrepiece of AV Festival 08, the exhibition explored the Festival theme of ‘broadcast’ through important contemporary and historical works, as well as taking these ideas and debates further by engaging new audiences in the North West and online as the project evolved throughout the tour. The exhibition included work by more than 25 international and UK artists, including 5 large installations, 3 small installations, 5 single channel works and 3 web works. Two of these works were new commissions. There were 18 education events; 11 workshops and 7 discussion events/gallery tours with 322 participants (of which 8 were artists, 180 were children and young people, and 104 were audience participants). Audience In person Hatton Gallery: 5153; Cornerhouse: 4133 in the galleries; 55,784 door count (approx) *two works from the exhibition were presented in other parts of the venue, including the foyer and stairwell; Total in person: 65070; website Broadcast had 6984 visits but combined total of visits to the venues websites and that of the newly commissioned works was 81196.
The exhibition was reviewed in Art Monthly and Mute Magazines as well as widely previewed online and in local newspapers including the Metro, the Newcastle Journal, Manchester Confidential.

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Additional Information: Co-authors: Kathy Rae Huffman (formerly curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester, now working independently) co-curated the exhibition, with each curator suggesting selecting work and then jointly corresponding with the artists concerning installation, presentation, event programming and didactics; the accompanying website was built and maintained by Sarah Cook; relationships with the festival and venues jointly managed with Sarah Cook more responsible for the Hatton Gallery presentation and Kathy Rae Huffman more responsible for the Cornerhouse presentation. Other items in the portfolio are singly authored.
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Depositing User: Sarah Cook


Item ID: 2967
ISBN: 978-90-78146-05-6

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Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 12:00
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 13:19


Author: Sarah Cook

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Institute of Arts and Creative Industries


Fine Art > Art History
Fine Art > Exhibition Catalogues
Fine Art > New Media

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