Like many of Chris Knox's video making efforts, this was shot on location in his Grey Lynn backyard. Knox and fellow Tall Dwarf Alec Bathgate feature in flickering TV screen images, alongside scenes of ordinary domestic life. The strange comedy and tragedy face masks were carved by Knox's partner Barbara Ward from mouldy grapefruit: Knox claimed the video cost $15 to make. 'The Slide' featured on Tall Dwarfs' seventh EP Dogma (1987).
It's not supposed to be really interesting visually because we wanted to get the words across, so it needed to be less busy than usual.– Chris Knox on this video, Rip It Up 129, April 1988, page 2