theEYE

Wyver, J. 2002. theEYE. Illuminations and Channel Five.

TitletheEYE
CreatorsWyver, J.
Description

A series of 40 x half-hour interview-based profiles of contemporary visual artists. Wyver was the producer/director for 34 films, and producer for 6 films in the series. theEYE is a series of half-hour interview-based profiles of contemporary visual artists. Subjects include prominent figures like

Tracey Emin and Chris Ofili, emerging artists like Dryden Goodwin and Ian Davenport, and painters and sculptors like Anthony

Caro and Sandra Blow looking back over distinguished careers. Each film has an extended interview complemented by

specially shot sequences of artworks. The intention is to record primary encounters with the artists and to contextualise their

work with only the artist’s ideas.

theEYE has developed an original film language for the documentation of artworks which offers as direct an experience of the

originals as is possible on film. The minimalist aesthetic of the series (no music, no narration) is entirely distinct from the

dominant presentation of the visual arts on television.

Each interview for theEYE is based on extensive research of an artist’s career and the overwhelming majority of the artworks is

filmed from originals, a commitment which often involves travel abroad. The production process for an individual edition may

stretch across several years while footage of a sufficient range of an artist’s work is gathered, Each finished film is reviewed by

its subject to ensure accuracy.

The series is the most comprehensive documentation on film of the contemporary visual arts in Britain over the past five years.

The films, of which 40 have been completed since 2002, document and offer interpretation of numerous key installations and

exhibitions. The films are widely used throughout the world in education, for museum screenings and as broadcast

documentaries. Six of the films were screened on Five. In certain cases, as with William Turnbull and Karl Weschke, these

profiles are the only records on film of the artist.

Date10 Nov 2002
Media typeVideo
Web address (URL)http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/
Publication dates
Completed10 Nov 2002
Output mediaFIlms

Related outputs

Hamlet
Wyver, J., others 2018. Hamlet. London BBC 2.

The RSC on Screen: Film and Television Adaptations of RSC Productions
Wyver, J. 2018. The RSC on Screen: Film and Television Adaptations of RSC Productions. London Bloomsbury.

The road to Civilisation: early television journeys to Greece
Wyver, J. 2018. The road to Civilisation: early television journeys to Greece. in: Hobden, F. and Wrigley, A. (ed.) Ancient Greece on British Television Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.

'All the trimmings'? The transfer of theatre to television in adaptations of Shakespeare stagings
Wyver, J. 2018. 'All the trimmings'? The transfer of theatre to television in adaptations of Shakespeare stagings. Adaptation. 7 (2), pp. 104-120.

Exploring the lost television and technique of Fred O'Donovan
Wyver, J. 2017. Exploring the lost television and technique of Fred O'Donovan. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 37 (1), pp. 5-23.

Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy
Wyver, J. and , others 2017. Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy. London

Scenes from Cymbeline and the language of the early television studio
Wyver, J. 2017. Scenes from Cymbeline and the language of the early television studio. in: Hatchuel, D. and Vienne-Guerrin, N. (ed.) Shakespeare on Screen: The Tempest and Late Romances Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 56-70

An Intimate and Intermedial Form: Early Television Shakespeare from the BBC, 1937-39
Wyver, J. 2016. An Intimate and Intermedial Form: Early Television Shakespeare from the BBC, 1937-39. in: Shakespeare Survey 69: Shakespeare and Rome Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 347-360

‘A profound commentary on kingship’: the monarchy and Shakespeare’s Histories on television 1957-65
Wyver, J. 2016. ‘A profound commentary on kingship’: the monarchy and Shakespeare’s Histories on television 1957-65 . in: Morra, I. and Gossedge, R. (ed.) The New Elizabethan Age: Culture, Society and National Identity after World War II London I.B. Tauris. pp. 267-288

Myriad mediations: Henry Moore and his works on screen, 1937-1983
Wyver, J. 2015. Myriad mediations: Henry Moore and his works on screen, 1937-1983. Tate Publishing.

The filmic fugue of Ken Russell’s Pop Goes the Easel
Wyver, J. 2015. The filmic fugue of Ken Russell’s Pop Goes the Easel. Journal of British Cinema and Television. 12 (4), pp. 438-451.

Television and the Anti-Realist Theatricality of "not Shakespeare"
Wyver, J. 2015. Television and the Anti-Realist Theatricality of "not Shakespeare". Shakespeare Bulletin. 33 (4), pp. 543-568.

Screening the RSC stage: the 2014 Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema broadcasts
Wyver, J. 2015. Screening the RSC stage: the 2014 Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema broadcasts. Shakespeare. 11 (3), pp. 286-302.

Serjeant Musgrave's Dance and the politics of possibility in two television adaptations
Wyver, J. 2014. Serjeant Musgrave's Dance and the politics of possibility in two television adaptations. Critical Studies in Television. 9 (3), pp. 89-99.

Television
Wyver, J. 2014. Television. in: Stephens, C. and Stonard, J.-P. (ed.) Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation London Tate Publishing. pp. 123-32

RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
Wyver, J. 2013. RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon. Stratford-upon-Avon

Julius Caesar
Wyver, J. 2012. Julius Caesar. BBC Four.

Dallas Bower: a producer for television's early years, 1936-39
Wyver, J. 2012. Dallas Bower: a producer for television's early years, 1936-39. Journal of British Cinema and Television. 9 (1), pp. 26-39.

Screen play: theatre plays on British television
Wyver, J. and Wrigley, A. 2012. Screen play: theatre plays on British television. Viewfinder: Moving Image and Sound, Knowledge and Access. 86.

Art of faith
Wyver, J. and McCarthy, J. 2010. Art of faith.

Macbeth
Wyver, J. and Grant, S. 2010. Macbeth.

Interactive documentaries: a golden age
Ursu, M.F., Zsombori, V., Wyver, J., Conrad, L., Kegel, I. and Williams, D. 2009. Interactive documentaries: a golden age. Computers in Entertainment. 7 (3).

TV against TV: video art on television
Wyver, J. TV against TV: video art on television. in: Comer, S. (ed.) Film and Video Art London Tate Publishing.

Hamlet
Wyver, J. and Grant, S. 2009. Hamlet.

Tv against TV: video art on television
Wyver, J. 2009. Tv against TV: video art on television. in: Comer, S. (ed.) Film and video art London Tate Publishing.

ShapeShifting TV: interactive screen media narratives
Ursu, M.F., Kegel, I., Williams, D., Thomas, M., Mayer, H., Zsombori, V., Tuomola, M.L., Larsson, H. and Wyver, J. 2008. ShapeShifting TV: interactive screen media narratives. Multimedia Systems. 4 (2), pp. 115-132.

ShapeShifting TV: interactive screen media narratives
Ursu, M.F., Kegel, I.C., Williams, D., Thomas, M., Mayer, H., Zsombori, V., Tuomola, M.L., Larsson, H. and Wyver, J. 2008. ShapeShifting TV: interactive screen media narratives. Multimedia Systems. 4 (2), pp. 115-132.

The eternity man
Wyver, J., Blight, R. and Fleetwood, A. 2008. The eternity man.

Spider in the city: la machine in Liverpool
Wyver, J. 2008. Spider in the city: la machine in Liverpool.

Art of faith
Wyver, J. 2008. Art of faith.

Vision on: film, television and the arts in Britain
Wyver, J. ten Brink, J. (ed.) 2007. Vision on: film, television and the arts in Britain. London, UK Wallflower Press.

Conceiving ShapeShifting TV: a computational language for truly-interactive TV
Ursu, M.F., Cook, J.J., Zsombori, V., Zimmer, R., Kegel, I., Williams, D., Thomas, M., Wyver, J. and Mayer, H. 2007. Conceiving ShapeShifting TV: a computational language for truly-interactive TV. in: Cesar, P., Chorianopoulos, K. and Jensen, J.F. (ed.) Interactive TV: a shared experience Berlin Springer.

The art of Henry Moore
Wyver, J. 2005. The art of Henry Moore. Illuminations and Artsworld.

Macbeth
Wyver, J. and Grant, S. 2001. Macbeth. Channel Four and Illuminations.

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