1980s The Waiting Room

This is my online place for any new things I’ve found for the 1980s timeline. They are then checked and put in the right place. I was going to call it The Slush Pile but since these are all real things out in the world, being put in a slush pile 40 years later is a bit weird – reverse rejection. If you are some person searching for your name, and discover you are in a slush pile, might be a scary trigger!

So the above is a TRIGGER WARNING.

Foldable Electric Drum Kit Set Kids Silent Digital Practice Pads with Drumsticks
Trigger Warning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not much use afterwards is it?

Some of these came from the amazing book:
Postmodern Currents: Art and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media, Margot Lovejoy UMI Press (1989).
This was later published by Prentice Hall (now Pearson Education) (1992).

Events, Books, Art, etc.

Early
Ant Farm, Media Burn, 1974/5

Chris Burden, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Chris Burden, 1976

Dara Birnbaum, Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, 1978/9

Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974–78

Sherrie Rabinowitz and Kit Galloway, Satellite Arts Project: A Space With No Geographical Boundaries, 1977

Martha Rosler, Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained, 1977

Frame from Six Fois Deux, 1976

Frame from Godard, France/tour/détour/deux/enfants, 1978

Jean-Luc Godard, and Anne-Marie Mieville, Six Fois Deux (Sur et Sous la Communication), 1976

1980s
Roy Ascott, View of the Laboratory Ubiqua, 1986

Roy Ascott, Organe et Fonction d’Alice au Pays des Merveilles, 1985

Harold Cohen, Brooklyn Museum Installation, 1983

Gretchen Bender, Total Recall, 1987

Gretchen Bender, diagram of monitor arrangements for Total Recall

Jenny Holzer, Protect Me from What I Want, 1986

Jenny Holzer, Laments, 1989

Sherrie Rabinowitz and Kit Galloway, Electronic Cafe Network Mosaic, 1984 (–2003)

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Touch Sanitation Show, 1984

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Projection on the Hirshhorn Museum, 1988

Juan Downey, Information Withheld, 1983

Doug Hall, The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described, 1987

Joan Jonas, Double Lunar Dogs, 1984

Daniel Reeves, Smothering Dreams, 1981

Paper Tiger TV, Herb Schiller Smashes the Myths of the Information Industry, 1985

Paper Tiger TV, Taping the People With Coalition Talk Back Show, 1988

Judith Barry, Maelstrom(Part One), 1988

Miroslaw Rogala, Nature Is Leaving Us, 1989

Dara Birnbaum, Damnation of Faust: Evocation, 1984

Bill Viola, Room for St John of the Cross, 1983

Dieter Froese, Not a Model for Big Brother’s Spy Cycle (Unpräzise Angaben), 1984

Josely Carvalho, Book of Roofs, 2001

Keith Haring, Untitled, 1984 (and many others)

Joseph Nechvatal, The Informed Man, 1986

Nancy Burson with David Kramlich and Richard Carling, Androgyny (Six Men and Six Women), 1982

Woody Vasulka, Number 6, ca. 1982

Janet Zweig, Mind Over Matter, 1993

Craig Hickman, Signal to Noise, #1, 1988

Later
Larry List, An Excerpt from the History of the World, 1990

Jenny Holzer, Survival Series, Installation at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1990

Jenny Holzer, installation view, US Pavilion 44, Venice, 1990

Julia Scher, detail from I’ll Be Gentle, 1991

Stelarc, (Australia) Amplified Body, Automated Arm and Third Hand, 1992

Paul Sermon, Telematic Dreaming, 1992

Paul Sermon, Telematic Vision, 1992

Bill Viola, Slowly Turning Narrative, 1992

Mary Lucier, Oblique House, 1993

Christo and Jeanne Claude, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1995


REFERENCES

This is my unsorted list of internet links I used for the timeline. Please follow at will.

Timeline of 1980s Computer Art and Music

Computers start June 30th 1275, it’s official.

https://history-computer.com/

PAGE – CAS Magazine

Much detailed information, full magazines for 1985 (2 issues, to issue 52), 1984, 1981 (4), 1980 (3), 1979 (2), 1978, 1977 (2), 1976 … to 1969 (5, first issue 1). Also issues from 2016-2004.

https://computer-arts-society.com/page
CAS

https://computer-arts-society.com/computer-bulletin

Stephen Bell

1981       International Festival of Electronic Music, Video and Computer Art, Brussels
Stephen Bell site

Project Xanadu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Xanadu

1987

Fearful Symmetries, art show at 45th World Science Fiction Convention, Brighton

Games

https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/best-retro-games/

1986       Art, Science and Industry, Consort Gallery, Imperial College, London

1989

Art and Computers, touring exhibition (G, V)

Computer Generated Images, Draughting, Design & Graphics Exhibition, London (on tour, Canterbury, Birmingham)

Music

https://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/a-brief-history-of-computer-music-177299

https://warp.net/

https://www.pwhole.com/intro.htm

Yes, Symbolic Sound and Kyma are still going! 
https://kyma.symbolicsound.com/

 

Kyma sound – Here are some archived brochures and ads from the early 90s

http://www.symbolicsound.com/Images/kyma-handmade.GIF

 

http://www.symbolicsound.com/kyma-brochure.html

 

http://www.symbolicsound.com/Images/press-ad97.jpg

 

And some press releases (also from the 90s) http://www.symbolicsound.com/press-releases.html

Music

Beats Working For A Living, Sheffield music history, Juma 2005.

Hip Hip

Top 100 Hip Hop Albums Of The 1980s

ARG

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_reality_game

AI etc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayesian_network

Cynthia Beth Rubin –

https://cbrubin.net/early-artronic.html

Telidon art

https://sites.google.com/view/telidonartproject/home

https://www.shaunajeandoherty.com/telidon

Fonts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_font

Osborne 1

https://history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Personal/Osborne.html

Tony Pritchett

Homepage

Roy Ascott telemeida

http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/la-plissure-du-texte/ Refs

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/journals/research-journal/issue-no.-6-summer-2014/cataloguing-change-women,-art-and-technology/

Book

New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts.  by Donna Cox (Editor), Ellen Sandor (Editor), Janine Fron (Editor)

Publication date : May 30, 2018

The Early History of Women in the Digital Arts

https://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/1988/

Ernest Edmonds http://www.ernestedmonds.com/www/Art/Period/1980s/1980s.htm

Harold Cohen AARON

https://computerhistory.org/blog/harold-cohen-and-aaron-a-40-year-collaboration/
https://computerhistory.org/blog/into-the-archives-a-look-back-with-robotic-artist-harold-cohen/

Games

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s_in_video_games

History
http://www.computernostalgia.net/articles/HistoryofComputerGames.htm

Microprocessors

http://www.computernostalgia.net/articles/HistoryofMicroprocessors.htm

Computer History

http://www.computernostalgia.net/index.html

https://digitalartmuseum.org/history/index.html

CGAL 1983 Comninos PHD

https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.480717

Hardware

https://lowendmac.com/2016/timeline-of-home-computers/

http://www.computernostalgia.net/articles/HistoryofSoundCards.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minitel
https://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/1981/

https://www.ekac.org/VDTminitel.html

William Latham

https://www.gold.ac.uk/news/the-art-of-william-latham/

These will be sorted out – eventually.