Gilbert and George b.1943, b.1942
T01702 In the Bush 1972
½ in. black and white video tape recording, 16 minutes duration.
Purchased from Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd (Grant-in-Aid) 1972.
The video tape is accompanied by a printed certificate (11½x7¾ in.) which is not a part of the work but which may be exhibited at the same time that the tape is being played. The certificate which bears a still from the tape, describes it as a ‘Sculpture on Video Tape’. It is inscribed by the sculptors ‘Gilbert’ and ‘George’ and also with the number in the edition of 25 which is ‘1’.
Gilbert and George first worked with video in 1970 at the invitation of Gerry Schum and made ‘The Nature of Our Looking’ (Approximate duration 18 minutes.) He invited them to make another tape in 1972 and since they were anxious to work with him again they agreed to make three pieces. These three were all made at the same time, in the summer of 1972, and their respective lengths were agreed upon before recording began…