Media SculpturesMedia Sculptures
13 Ways of Looking at Sound13 Ways of Looking at Sound
Exquisite CorpseExquisite Corpse
Early WorkEarly Work

Made for TV Movie


Television Monitor
16mm Filmstrip
Black Masking Tape
Dimensions (Variable)
Video Media (Variable and Site Specific)

During the late 1970s and early 1980's I made a series of photographic and sculptural works that explored ways of representing a range of essential cinematic "ideas," outside of conventional cinematic grammar. I made paper films -- some of them found objects re-imagined -- photographic collages, assemblages of cardboard and other materials, and a wide range of other conceptual works, all in search of alternative ways of expressing my love of cinema without necessarily making (actual) films.

MADE FOR TV MOVIE puts a clear 16mm filmstrip (12 frames) -- with frame-lines -- over the front surface of a television monitor that has been completely covered with black masking tape. The matting of the 16mm filmstrip television on the monitor surface allows for a cinematic reading of the video image – a stream of ever-changing electronic/kinetic abstractions seen dancing through the frame-lines. Many variations of this work have been made, including both horizontal and vertical orientations of the 16mm filmstrip. Media used in this installation can be live or pre-recorded, depending on site-specific conditions. The work was conceived as silent, but sound maybe be played – again based on site-specific conditions.