Please Turn Us on PtII

Title: Please Turn Us On pt II
Date: 8 April – 31 May 2017
Space: Gallery 3

Please Turn Us On pt II continues the dialogue between early video art and international countercultures. Stansfield/Hooykaas’ What’s It To You (1975) and Heather Phillipson’s You Can Use Your Smartphone (2015) remain from Please Turn Us On pt I and are accompanied by two works exploring video technology’s importance to radical feminist groups in the early 1970s.

Carole Roussopoulos’s Le F.H.A.R. (1971) and Susan Mogul’s Feminist Studio Workshop Videoletter (1975) explore how important social and political groups grabbed hold of video tech to capture, chronicle and share their message. The commission by British artist Heather Phillipson questions the place of countercultures in the 21st century and how the normalisation of video recording has affected the contemporary society.

Artists: Carole Roussopoulos, Heather Phillipson, Stansfield/Hooykaas, Susan Mogul

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