Exhibition Tracing The Historical Dvelopment Of Music Video

At Battersea's Pump House Gallery

Exhibition Tracing The Historical Dvelopment Of Music Video at the Pump House Gallery

Battersea Park's Pump House Gallery presents Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal, an ongoing research project by artist Anneke Kampman that investigates the social and artistic functions of the music video form and its modes of production.

This now pervasive form is used as a framework to consider broader concerns with standardisation, artistic autonomy and cultural economy. Across the exhibition, works trace the historical development of the music video, from the birth of MTV in 1981 to its present day YouTube ubiquity.

The exhibition features a web-based archive of music videos and an integral video work, which attempts to critique the music video form. Through considering the shifting cultural, technological and economic conditions that inform music video production, this form is used as a lens through which to address the changing concerns of everyday life.

Working with artists from Common Study - an artist-led working group concerned with art and education - the exhibition also features a production space on the second floor. This ‘public studio’ provides a place for visitors to respond to ideas present in the exhibition.

Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal will be accompanied by a programme of performances, family activities and public workshops. Click here for full details.

Wednesday 23rd January - Sunday 31st March 2019


January 8, 2019