There's the excellent survey of course:
Mulvey, Laura and Jamie Sexton (eds) (2007), Experimental British
Television, Manchester University Press, Manchester.
And materials on David hall's TV Experiments on his site and at
Bill Viola's reverse TV was one of a number of commissions in the 1980s at
Stan Douglas told me about an experiment he did in Vancouver with TV
interruptions: the station got so many complaints they started putting a
notice up before each of them saying it was "art", and no more complaints
- but also, a/c Stan, no art either because the whole point was to
>Michael's comments that
>also I've been very disappointed with presentations
>of artists film/video on the net which take the form of "channels" or
On the other hand many of us treasured for years broadcasts which
anthologised video art (Terry Flaxton and Penny Dedman's Video, John
Wyver's Illuminations series, and several others).
Also interesting were experimental works working with pop music shows -
Peter Donebauer's Videokalos video synthesiser and Dan Sandin's analog
video synth in the states.
And finally the brief but glorious flowering of pirate TV in mid-80s