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Historical and Aesthetic Trajectories
For the purposes of critical reflection and making a contribution to an evolving discourse related to "telematic performance work", it is useful to research who has done this sort of work in the past and for what purpose. As noted in the introduction, we have done some of that work both before and during this two week project.Questions and Answers:
Question #19: As far back as the early 1960s, Joseph Svoboda and Merce Cunningham experimented with (respectively) live remote television streams in performance as well as triggering environments. What makes this work we are doing today new or not? Are there a particular set of aesthetics and / or compositional strategies that might be unique to this sort of artwork? Do you think this type of artwork or creative experience will become more common in the future and why?
The following are a few useful related links:
The Electronic Cafe site has archives of telecommunications-arts projects of founders Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz.
Online Article by Eduardo Kac. Aspects of the Aesthetics of Telecommunications
Amanda Steggell and Per Platou: Maggie's Love Bytes
Company in Space based in Melbourne, Australia.
(early days -- tape marking floor)