Public Access: 1999 & Beyond

Curated by Weekend Leisure

Public Access: 1999 & Beyond documents an artists’ television project. Employing an overarching theme of “science fiction”, the five participants (Angus Ferguson, Kaitlin Fontana & Nicole Passmore, Emmet Hall, Nicolas Sassoon and Hank Bull & Patrick Ready) were asked to produce works that considered the do-it-yourself aesthetic and lack of resources of public access television, responding to its limitations as a medium of democratic creative expression. The resulting video pieces – whose concepts arise from interests in found footage, community theatre, fan fiction, local news broadcasting, primitive computer animation and space travel – bring together individuals from backgrounds both in and out of the contemporary art world, extending their creative potential beyond their respective fields. Contains scripts, animation frames, interviews and colour photographs.

Also available in a special VHS edition.

For more information about the project, please see http://publicaccess.helenpittgallery.org.

softcover
120 pages
4 5/8″ x 7 7/8″
ISBN: 9780986709937

$25


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