WHITE, M.C., 2017. Cheap, crude and eccentric: artist's work in slide-tape in the UK since the 1970s. Moving Image Review and Art Journal, In Press.
This article will look at the use of slide-tape by artists during the 1970s and 1980s in the United Kingdom. Slide-tape was a series of projected 35mm photographic slides with a synchronized audio soundtrack. It is significant in the United Kingdom for being used by a number of key and emerging artists for a brief period before being abandoned. This moment itself has been largely forgotten and is overlooked. The use of slide-tape as a critical tool used in artist’s work is considered and an argument made for its contribution to the development of artists’ moving image media.