Dr. Videovich: Art, Education and Emancipatory Politics'.


Davidovich's production linked to the use of adhesive tapes is enormous and accepts varied interpretations. In some video pieces, such as Blue, Red, Yellow (1974), the television receiver is completely covered with monochrome horizontal lines while simply emitting the white noise characteristic of non-broadcasting.

This dual quality of the switched-on television where, however, no channel is tuned in, can lead us to reflect on the apparatus as a passive subject or, also, as a neutral object that can lean towards different ideological positions. The use of the three primary colours (characteristic of pigment addition) instead of the three main colours that generate the video image (linked to light subtraction), together with the manual placement of the tapes and their marvellously imperfect result, makes this work read as both a pictorial and a graphic video action.

The use of tape as a complex and full material acquired diverse presences. On monitors, on large walls, as a curtain in a stairwell or in small pieces on paper or cardboard (which acted both as sketches of later spatial interventions and as works in themselves), the use of this material covers surfaces or masks billboards. However, it does not seem to seek the annulment of what it covers, but rather the generation of an other body that makes possible the reflection of what is covered and of what is possible that emerges after the original has been covered, like the suggestion of a tabula rasa from which to imagine new ways of acting in the public sphere.