Peter Campus

The Kitchen

Peter Campus’s show at The Kitchen consists of four color videotapes, Four Sided Tape, East Ended Tape, Third Tape and Six Fragments, and two closed-circuit low-light video installations, Lus and Num.

For the past 15 years Campus has been involved with film, television and video communication. And in 1960 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in experimental psychology (he studied perception). Going backward, then, we trace his major interests: the mind’s workings; the perceptual mechanisms instigated in the mind by light; narration (television) created out of and for the mind, accompanying and integral with the symbolism of visual forms; the effects educed from the mind’s reception of verbal and visual content: the tools being light, sound, form, story; the effects being emotional, psychologically introspective and, to a lesser degree, formally esthetic.

In 1970 Campus made his first

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