Artists versus Television: Intervention versus Mediation

Stephen Partridge

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


    This presentation focuses on the artists’ continuing relationship with broadcast television; or rather the non-relationship, as the history is not generally one of partnership. It is perhaps a history of competition for control between the artist and the broadcaster, with many different strategies employed by artists in order to establish some sort of equal role with that of the broadcaster. I term the artists’ efforts Intervention. The broadcaster always seeks to package, to explain, to mediate the artist’s work in order to place it within the familiar broadcast landscape. Therefore the broadcaster’s approach is always Mediation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages32
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2015
    EventNow That's What I Call Pluralism! - Lecture Theatre E002, Studio Theatre and Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, London N1C 4AA, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 19 Mar 201519 Mar 2015


    ConferenceNow That's What I Call Pluralism!
    CountryUnited Kingdom


    • TV
    • Broadcast
    • John Cage
    • Video art

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
    • 1 Exhibition

    DAVID HALL: SITUATIONS ENVISAGED, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

    Partridge, S., Hall, D., Irving, C., Ridley, A. & Lockhart, A., 17 Jul 2015

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Artists’ Television: Interruptions–Interventions

    Partridge, S., 30 Sep 2012, REWIND| British Artists’ Video in the 1970s & 1980s. Partridge, S. & Cubitt, S. (eds.). New Barnet, Herts : John Libbey Publishing, p. 75-90 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Cite this

    Partridge, S. (2015). Artists versus Television: Intervention versus Mediation. Poster session presented at Now That's What I Call Pluralism!, London, United Kingdom.