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From George Barber's exhibition at DCA. A screen displays a psychedelic, pink, orange and blue pattern with a kite-like red shape on it.

Discovery Exhibition: The Long Commute / Arcade

George Barber and Jaygo Bloom

16 October - 14 November 2010

In 2010, for the first time, Discovery Film Festival occupied DCA's Galleries, with exciting new work by two of the UK's most interesting video artists.

A screen shows people holding large, cut-out shapes in primary colours - blue, yellow, orange and red.

George Barber is one of the most widely seen international video artists working today, with prominent screenings on Channel 4 and in galleries including Tate Modern. At DCA, Barber’s 1001 Colours Andy Never Thought Of is a clever update on Warhol’s Marilyn paintings and his recent Automotive Action Painting, is a brilliant play on Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionism. His 1980s Skratch videos heavily influenced pop music in terms of sound and image and was described by NME as 'televisual punk rock'. Today we can see his influence not only on artists but also on the world of advertising.

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From George Barber's exhibition at DCA. A screen displays a psychedelic, pink, orange and blue pattern with a kite-like red shape on it.
George Barber - The Long Commute
From Jaygo Bloom's exhibition. 5 people on a screen. Some have their mouths open as if they're singing. They are against a black background with blue lines through it.
Jaygo Bloom - Arcade
Two screens in DCA galleries from George Barber's exhibition. One screen shows the top of a white building. The other shows a neon-coloured image of Marilyn Monroe.
George Barber - The Long Commute
A screen shows people holding large, cut-out shapes in primary colours - blue, yellow, orange and red.
Jaygo Bloom - Arcade
Two screens in DCA galleries from George Barber's exhibition. One screen shows the top of a white building. The other shows a neon-coloured image of Marilyn Monroe.
George Barber - The Long Commute
From Jaygo Bloom's exhibition. An outline of a circle on a black background is made up of smaller, filled in green triangles.
Jaygo Bloom - Arcade