The Vasulkas, 1975 - 1977, 29'03''

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Although The Vasulkas worked within the medium of television during their early experimental years, they rarely created, performed or composed their work specifically for television broadcast. 'Our work has evolved through the channels of video, which has its own forms of presentation and exists in its own cultural environment.' It was only after being approached by a local television station, with a a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcast, that they eventually attempted to summarise their work in a broadcast format. Six half hours of material from 1969 and 1978 were edited together ('Six Programmes for Television'), each centered around a single theme indicated by the title: 'Matrix' (1969-72), 'Vocabulary' (1973-4), 'Transformations' (1974-75), 'Objects' (1975-77), 'Steina' (1975-77), 'Digital Images' (1977-78). The character of the programs was informational as well as aesthetic. Read more...

  • Date: 1975 - 1977
  • Length: 29'03''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: abstraction, educational / instructive, interview (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: body, electronics, image, perception, sound (subject), technology, video (subject)