New York

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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