Atherton was born on the Isle of Man in 1950, and studied Fine Art in Leeds in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s. His performances in the 1970s include Time Piece, 1974, Two Places/Two performances, 1976, Interview, 1977, Any Questions, 1978 and Framed, 1979. He was an early pioneer of combining video and live performance. In Two Minds, 1978, sees Atherton talking to a video recording of himself about ‘the art work’, ‘the art gallery’ and the audience’s role.
Performance documentation / Examples of works
In Two Minds, 1978, 25 minutes
2011, Seeing in the Dark, circa projects, Newcastle upon Tyne (Extract)
Time Piece, 1974: ATHERTON, Kevin (2010) Time Piece (PhD chapter/unpublished)
Study Room Ref: P2719
Interview with Kevin Atherton by Jackie Hatfield, 2005 REWIND| Artists’ Video in the 70s & 80s.
Study Room Ref: A0653