10” x 12” photograph,
ink and contiboard contract
One minute video, recorded onto the end
of a video film rented from a local (to the exhibiting venue) video
Wording for the contract for Flasher:
I've recorded some video footage - a Flasher - onto the end
of a feature film that I rented from a video shop not far from here.
I then returned the tape to the video store so that the next person
to hire the film might leave it running, and so could discover my
signal. There are now lots of different Flashers in circulation,
inadvertently distributed through video shops around the world.
I only record onto the section of surplus black tape that doesn't
carry any image, a few seconds after the credits finish. I film
footage of red distress-signal flares, which illuminate a dark environment
for about 60 seconds. So, this secretes an intensely bright sequence
into that black space; and when the flare burns out, the tape returns