Personal/Public was first exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1979 as part of their new video program and was Antonio Muntadas’s first work in a public art museum. The following year, it was shown at The Kitchen for one month as an installation. The video installation consists of two screens, one tuned to a television channel, and the other displaying the viewer’s image through the use of a surveillance camera. The contrast of the two screens highlighted how public information becomes private through individual interpretation, and conversely, how private information becomes public through the media. A concurrent presentation of three additional videos by Muntadas took place in the Video Viewing Room.