TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT 1996
Willie Doherty (1959 – )
- 2 X 30 MINUTE VIDEOTAPES
- Accession number
Tell me what you want is a two monitor video installation where the viewer is positioned between the monitors. The video contrasts the image of a grassy bank on a sunny day with a rainy night time scene. The shots of the land are interrupted by intermittent headshots of a man and woman, relating incident which have occurred to acquaintances.
Landscape, The British Council 2000
An artwork comprised of many and various elements of miscellaneous materials (see mixed media), light and sound, which is conceived for and occupies an entire space, gallery or site. The viewer can often enter or walk around the installation. Installations may only exist as long as they are installed, but can be re-created in different sites. Installation art emerged in the 1960s out of Environmental Art (works of art which are three-dimensional environments), but it was not until the 1970s that the term came into common use and not until the late 1980s that artists started to specialise in this kind of work, creating a genre of ‘Installation Art’. The term can also be applied to the arrangement of selected art works in an exhibition.
Images recorded on videotape or on optical disc to be viewed on television screens, or projected onto screens. The medium through which these images are recorded and displayed.