Dundee Contemporary Arts
George Barber review in Frieze
With the renewed interest in the British video art of the 1980s, the position occupied by George Barber, one of the pioneers of scratch video, continues to define his career just as the media itself reaches obsolescence. ‘The Long Commute', a retrospective look at a fraction of the works he made between 1983 and 2010, highlighted the shifts in his practice over nearly 30 years, as well as outlining the developing technologies that supported it. Although Barber is best known for cut-up videos that re-use footage from music videos and television, Dundee Contemporary Arts' survey considered his work from a wider perspective, taking in a variety of contrasting pieces.
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