Main gallery

Catalogue text by Philip Brophy

Dominic Redfern's large-scale video production presented seven seconds of the feature film Being There re-edited and projected large scale upon two walls of the main gallery. The remixed sequence of a close-up shot of a vintage TV screen was emptied out and devoid of narrative, representational or literary content. Instead, Redfern's projection revealed the unstable, corrosive and materialist character of video itself, so that the gallery became awash with light and colour, accompanied by an edited sound-track of static and interference which took pleasure in its concrete and domestic resonance.