‘Channel 14’ is a video work continuing my collaboration with David Bickerstaff. This video is co-authored with equal levels of intellectual, research and creative input. ‘Channel 14’ was intentionally devised to take a number of forms and has been reworked in relation to particular audience and site contexts. It has been shown as a single or double screen projection in conventional gallery spaces and also as a site-specific piece in two major international exhibitions. The first of these was in ’The Invisible City’, the 6th Manifestation of Internationale Video et Art Electronique, Montreal in 2004.
The video focuses on nocturnal representations of the post industrial areas of the River Thames and its gradual industrial dereliction and decay as a trade artery for London. In Montreal we chose to present the work in the disused city incinerator, its decaying structure matching the video’s subject matter. This juxtaposition initiated an interest for me in the way in which an artwork specific to one location creates a special set of meanings and experiences when used to contextualize another environment. (see output 3)
The second major exhibition was in the Graz Media and Architecture Biennale, Austria in 2005. where it was shortlisted for the biennale prize. Other artists in the biennale included: Olivio Barbieri, David Lamelas, Chris Marker, Anri Sala, and Catherine Yass.
Other showings of the work include: The Drawing Room, London as part of a joint exhibition by Wainwright and Bickersaff in 2004 and the Champ Libre compilation selected from all the previous international video manifestations of the last six years and screened at The Old National Library, Montreal in 2006.