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The Love Show Part One

Stuart Marshall
1980
23 mins Colour Sound Video

The Love Show Part One

A narrator describes the beginning of a television programme. It sounds like a 'made for tv' movie. He then describes a series of seemingly disconnected scenes which are illustrated by clichéd sound effects. A memory test follows. A number of characters - writer, designer, make-up artist who are all played by the same actor - describe their part in the television production process. They seem to have trouble keeping their minds on the matter and their monologues slide away from a description (...the love of their craft to ideological statements about the representation of sexuality in Realist drama productions.)

Love on television - television's constant narration and articulation of representations of sexuality - the viewer's libidinal investment in those representations.

Love of television - the ideology of professionalism - the television producer's libidinal investment in the production of those representations.

Video Artists on Tour catalogue, 1980, Arts Council.

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