~e; the electronic canvas

From bc <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Mon, 8 Apr 2002 20:20:01 -0500

 [saw a public tv program in the USA (in MN) which
 was called The Electronic Canvas,  "highlighting the
 development of the video art movement in America."*
 many of the artists work i had seen installed, and
 others played back by recorded media, (video), yet
 the compilation was interesting. unfortunately the
 websearch for the several things they refenced are
 not easily able to be located online. thus, minimal
 info. what was interesting in the monologue of the
 show was the relation between museum's and the new
 electronic/em art forms being developed (60s-present)
 in that, finding a place for the work or whatnot was/
 and maybe still is, a central question, which seems
 to remain today. what was/is unique about the program,
 besides showing EM artworks, is that the artworks were
 used in relation to 'broadcast television', as a way
 to show/share the art/works. maybe old-hat idea to
 many, but for those not in the arts, it is quite an
 interesting counterpoint to the 'arts' that are on
 television in such longer formats, such as Exxon-
 Mobile (OIL) Masterpiece Theatre from the U.K. for
 audiences in the USA. yet, this is something else,
 about the television itself, not just as a stage,
 but as an idea, a question, an experiment, which
 this video and the artists explore. for what it's
 worth. others may know of similiar/more resources.]
 DeCordova Museum info on the exhibit/tv program
 The Electronic Canvas
 "The Electronic Canvas focuses on Boston as a major center in global movement
where artists in the 1960s were drawn to the growing power of television and
media. Viewers will learn how these artists responded to the initial challenge
of not being able to become creatively involved with television. The Electronic
Canvas looks at how cultural institutions and organizations responded to this
challenge and what happened when the doors were opened to artistsą desires to
probe this unexplored territory.

>From these early efforts and experiments, the program follows the rapid growth,
diversification, and sophistication of video and media art from single channel
works to complex pieces involving computer programs, museum video installations,
and in the Internet."

 New Television Workshop (boston public tv)
 The New Television Workshop at WGBH supported the creation and broadcast of
experimental works by artists from 1974 to 1993. The New Television Workshop
Collection was preserved, arranged, and described by the WGBH Archives with
support from the National Endowment for the Arts (Grant # A 96 - 019016).

Browse video clips from the New Television Workshop Collection. Learn more about
the WGBH Archives and its efforts to preserve and provide scholarly access to
these unique materials. Find other media arts resources.

browse videoclips by title: (Quicktime streaming, possibly real audio)


Art Talker
As Seen on TV
Bees and Thoroughbreds
Berlin/Nilreb: Tourist Journal
Big Inning, The
Bruce and Babe
Capoeira of Brazil
Changing Steps
City Motion Space Game
Coffee Coloured Children
Color Schemes
Confessions of a Chameleon
Damnation of Faust: Charming Landscape
Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)
Dance of Darkness
Dances: Remy Charlip
Desire, Inc.
Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet
Dogs, The
Double Lunar Dogs
Easy Living
Ellis Island
Four Songs
Frank: A Vietnam Veteran
Ganapati: A Spirit in the Bush
Going Away Party, The
Great Frontier, The
Hall's Crossing
Hart Island
Houses that Are Left, The
I Do Not Know What It Is that I Am Like
I Wish I Might
Images Diffused by Time
In the Blink of an Eye, Amphibian Dreams... If I Could Fly, I Would Fly
Lea Grammont
Living with the Living Theater
Lulu Smith: The Chicken that Ate Columbus
Magritte sur la Plage
Making of Severe Clear, The
Man Ray, Man Ray
Meaning of the Interval
Medium Is the Medium, The
More TV Stories
Motherland, The
Mother's Little Network
Mountain View
My Puberty
New England Fishermen
Plage Concrete
Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Galway Kinnell
Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Lucille Clifton
Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Martin Espada
Poetry Breaks I, Galway Kinnell
Poetry Breaks I, Robert Bly
Poetry Breaks I, Seamus Heaney
Poetry Breaks II, Lucille Clifton
Portraits from the Two O'Clock
Reflecting Pool, The
Return of the Motherland
Reverse Television
Roseland Recollections
Rotary Action
Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974
Set and Reset, Version 1
Son of Sam and Delilah
Split Britches
Storm and Stress
Time Squared
Tribute to John Cage, A
Trisha and Carmen
Turtle Dreams
Very First Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever, The
Violence Sonata
Volcano Saga
Watermotor for Dancer and Camera
World of Photography, The
You Little Wild Heart
Zone in Three Parts

*The Search for a Personal Vision in
Broadcast Television: Fred Barzyk 
September 7 - December 2, 2001 

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