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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
1981 International Festival of Electronic Music, Video and Computer Art, Brussels
Stephen Bell site
Fearful Symmetries, art show at 45th World Science Fiction Convention, Brighton
1986 Art, Science and Industry, Consort Gallery, Imperial College, London
Art and Computers, touring exhibition (G, V)
Computer Generated Images, Draughting, Design & Graphics Exhibition, London (on tour, Canterbury, Birmingham)
Yes, Symbolic Sound and Kyma are still going!
Kyma sound – Here are some archived brochures and ads from the early 90s
And some press releases (also from the 90s) http://www.symbolicsound.com/press-releases.html
Beats Working For A Living, Sheffield music history, Juma 2005.
Cynthia Beth Rubin –
Roy Ascott telemeida
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
Ernest Edmonds http://www.ernestedmonds.com/www/Art/Period/1980s/1980s.htm
Harold Cohen AARON
CGAL 1983 Comninos PHD
These will be sorted out – eventually.