(Video Positive) Archiving Video Positively
, Wood Street,
11 September - 4 November 2007, Tues-Sun
Ok so in the spirit of the event I’m going to try and match my review
to this show’s opinion affirming title by applying something constructive,
here goes; “This show has ran bi-annually from 1989 to 2000; it
forms a major part of FACT’s, Liverpool’s and the UK’s
Now I’m going to stay upbeat as the exhibition also has a reincarnation
of positivity in its sub-deck reaffirming its intentions. Did you know;
“Video Positive provided production, research, equipment and invaluable
networking possibilities to out standing artists”?
I’m also positively positive that being bombarded with two encouraging
affirmatives would disorientate the senses long enough to somehow accept
what was happening as animated lively fun. Isn’t that how the Mad
Hatter spoke sending Alice round and round the table?
The exhibition celebrates “the launch of FACT’s new online
archive, it illustrates current issues in preservation and presentation
of ‘old’ media art displayed in the two gallery spaces and
the media lounge.”
It wasn’t til I realised that the latter part of the title referred
to the noun positive - a film showing a photographic image whose tones
correspond to those of the original subject and that the adverb positively
was probably just some simple alliteration.
Confident now that I hadn’t been brain washed, I thought the whole
thing was like watching the flashy graphics of MTV in the 90s; you don’t
know what is going on, it's possible you're having a fit, but it's here
and it's cool and so are you for watching it. Dude that’s ostentatious!!!
I added the extra exclamation marks because I couldn’t find the
symbol for high five or air guitar.