DJCAD archivist set to appear on BBC Four show

  • Published: 13 Nov 2019

DJCAD support specialist Adam Lockhart is set to appear on a BBC Four show discussing the history of video art.

DJCAD support specialist Adam Lockhart is set to appear on a BBC Four show about video art.

Adam, an archivist in digital media at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, is interviewed on the show, which is fronted by Jim Moir – also known by his stage name of Vic Reeves.  

The show investigates what video art is, from a historical point of view up until the present day, and looks at how various artists used video to create their work as well as how it differentiates from film.

Adam told us, “I’ll be talking about early video art and how some of the artists at the time started to experiment with the technology in ways that it wasn’t designed to do. I also do some demonstrations on how these experiments work.” Adam is also a consultant on the programme.

Adam works as an archivist for the media archives at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and is also a researcher in media art history, media conservation and curation of vintage video art, so he’s well placed to offer expertise on the subject.

He isn’t the only staff member at Duncan of Jordanstone to appear on the show either. Professor Elaine Shemilt, who is professor of Fine Art Printmaking at DJCAD, was also interviewed for the programme.

She exhibited video in the seminal Video Show at the Serpentine gallery in London in 1975 and seen as a pioneer of early feminist photography, video and mixed media installation.

Kill Your TV: Jim Moir’s Weird World of Video Art is on BBC 4 on Sunday 24 November at 9pm.

"I’ll be talking about early video art and how some of the artists at the time started to experiment with the technology in ways that it wasn’t designed to do."

Adam Lockhart, DJCAD Archivist, Digital Media