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SPILL 15 – Robin Deacon: White Balance – A History of Video

Photo by Chloe Pang.


To purchase as part of the SPILL All-Seeing Pass or the SPILL Week 2 Pass please call box office on 020 7650 2350. Otherwise please visit the Barbican website to book.

A series of outmoded vintage video cameras explore how our ways of seeing and ways of remembering may be informed by the medium used to capture the event. The title White Balance refers to the process by which a camera is adjusted to account for differences in light, changing the relative strengths of colors to reach a truer sense of what is being seen. From the evolution of the video camera and meditations on discarded videotape formats, to the revisiting of lost and abandoned video footage, this performance tells a series of stories on time travel, haunting and hallucination.

White Balance: A History of Video is part of a series that creates fictional narratives and explores their relationship with real life and autobiographical experience.

Duration: 60 mins. 

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Date and time

4–6 November 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


Barbican (The Pit)