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George Barber screenings & exhibitions

Notable Exhibitions & Screenings: 1990 - present


  • Tate Britain A Century Of Artist’s Film in Britain, ‘Tilt’ selected.


  • 'Walking Off Court’ shown as installation, VIPER Festival, Switzerland. Also shown at Media Art Festival, Friesland, Holland, New York Video Festival and Split Film & Video Festival, Croatia where it was awarded the GRAND PRIX by the international jury.
  • Installation ‘Miss Christ' at James Hockey Gallery Farnham
  • Work screened at Gate, Dartmoor outdoor film event, curated by Tina Keane


  • Installation of various works including ‘Upside Down Minutiae’ and ‘Yes Frank No Smoke’, Gallery Contemporain, Centre Regional D’Art SETE, France.
  • Tate Britain, ‘River Sky’ shown in a programme presented by Dryden Goodwin.
  • Two pieces in Aquaria exhibition in Landesgalerie, Oberosterreich, Austria
  • Range of work included in The Video Show at Anthony Wilkinson Gallery.


  • Channel 4 broadcast ‘Upside Minutiae’ as part of Slotart. Rave review given by Victor Lewis Smith in Evening Standard.
  • 'Upside Down Minutiae' screened as part of Remote Sensing, Spacex gallery, Exeter.
  • Work shown in Light Structures, Toronto International Video Art Biennial, curated by Dryden Goodwin.
  • Video A Mi Gusto, curated by Peter Zorn, Instituto De La Juventud, Madrid.
  • ‘Upside Down Minutiae’, European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck.
  • ‘River Sky’ selected for Film & Video Umbrella's ICA Unlimited Edition – part of FVU’s celebration of 20 years of supporting video art. Member of discussion panel with Isaac Julien, Jayne Parker and film critic Chris Darke. Also screend at National Film Theatre's Unlimited Edition.
  • Slipstream internet interventions for Film and Video Unbrella online project:
  • ‘Upside Down Minutiae’ broadcast on Almanac, Dutch TV
  • ‘River Sky’ shown at VIPER Festival, Switzerland


  • Video work shown at British School in Rome
  • ‘Discrepancy’, video installation at Video Positive 2000: The Other Side of Zero, The Citadel, St Helens
  • 'Withdrawal' video installation at Home Sweet Home exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona.
  • Work shown at Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands, Videofest, Berlin.
  • Work included by Gillian Wearing for an Arts Council touring video package and screened at Tate Britain.


  • Commissioned to make launch film for London Filmakers Co-op.
  • 'Withdrawal' shown in New York Film & Video Festival and in Montreal.
  • Computer installation at Video Positive.
  • Work shown at VIPER Festival, Switzerland, at ICA as part of the Film & Video Umbrella's Fuzzy Logic


  • ‘Withdrawal’ shown at ICA as part of Channel 4’s Animate! Scheme
  • Videopositive, 10 minute sound piece entitled 'Simultaneous City' conceived for the festival's alternative radio station. Received extremely favourably in Guardian. 1997.
  • Installation entitled 'Ripe' at Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool. 1997.
  • 'Ansaphone' included in Whitechapel Open.
  • ‘Arizona' shown at World Wide Video Festival, W.R.O. Poland, Berlin, The Kitchen, New York, Dallas Video Festival, Centre for Arts Hobart, San Francisco International Film Festival, London Film Festival.
  • Video programmes in two public locations as part of A Scenic Detour through Commodity Culture, Jan van Eyck Academy & locations, Maastricht, The Netherlands


  • Retrospective of video & computer work at ICA, part of the Pandemonium Festival. Programme notes written by Suzanne Moore of The Independent. Also, large picture appeared in Guardian (14t May 1996) of Barber taking a video portrait of Sir Paul Smith, in reference to his work ‘Ansaphone’ and the ICA Retrospective.
  • 'The Weather' and 'Effervescence'. Pieces shown at World Wide Video Festival, Netherlands. Work shown at Saint Gervais Geneve Festival, Switzerland.
  • ‘Curtain Trip’ and ‘Arizona’ shown at Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • 'Passing Ship' premiered at the World Wide Video Festival in the Netherlands and screened round the world at venues including the Pompidou Centre, Paris, Videofest, Berlin, Centre L'audiovisuel, Brussels, Festival Du Nouveau Cinema et Video, Montreal, Canada, Split Film & Video Festival, Croatia, Vigo Festival, Australian Film & Video Festival, World Wide Video Festival, Locarno Video Festival and was included in a touring package curated by Tom Van Vilet.


  • Regular contributor to Exploding Cinema, Brixton.


  • 'Desperately Seeking Dave' included in installation and exhibition at Bradford Museum of Art. Also shown at ORF, Austria and Vigo, Spain.

TV Broadcasts


  • Channel 4 broadcast 'The Weather', a computer animation commissioned under the Arts Council of England's HI-Tech Scheme.


  • Work screened in Electric Passions Channel 4 computer series.
  • Almanac: Art on Television, Amsterdam.


  • Interviewed on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast re. ICA show.
  • BBC 2's LATE SHOW directed various small items.
  • Interviewed on VPRO Dutch TV - and 'The Weather' broadcast.
  • Interviewed on Channel 4’s The Little Picture Show explaining the ‘slacker’ aesthetic.


  • Directed 'The Happening History of Video Art' for the BBC 2's Late Show. 60-minute programme on video art. Producer John Wyver and Illuminations.
  • Wrote and directed MTV 'green' commercial starring George Pensotti. Later also shown on BBC 1 as part of children's environmental programme.


  • Interviewed on BBC 2's 'Saturday review' and 'Riverside'. Extracts of ‘Yes Frank No Smoke’ shown.
  • 'Taxi Driver II' starring Johnny Morris, warmly received at BAFTA and broadcast on Channel 4.
  • Wrote and directed 3 inserts for Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, BBC 2's A Little Bit of Fry & Laurei'.
  • Commissioned by Michael Jackson to produce opening titles for BBC 2’s Late Show.


  • ‘Branson’ created especially for BBC Bristol.

Curated exhibtions


  • Curated a travelling video package for the Arts Council of England and London Electronic Arts entitled Slacker Attitude, featuring the work of international artists ‘who don’t like to try too hard’.
  • Curated and established Museum of Moving Image video art exhibit, including helping to mount 'TV BABY' sculpture by Nam June Paik.
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