"As Seen on TV" (1987)

"As Seen on TV," 1987
Collaboration with Bill Irwin
Film and videotape, color, sound, 25 minutes
Courtesy the Artist

"If you're making a dance and you know it's going to be performed on a stage, you know the space. You know it's usually a rectangle. But there's no point in working that way if you're working for a camera unless the choreography already exists...That's the way a lot of television works. They look at something, and they say, 'Oh, that's a masterpiece. Let's make a television version of that" or any kind of art. It may be a practical way to work, but it results in a certain kind of work. So I wanted to do new work for television. But I would create the work."

- Charles Atlas