Bruce Nauman is one of most important and influential figures in contemporary art. His seminal films and videotapes from the 1960s and '70s are among the most innovative contributions to media art. In these conceptual works, Nauman uses his body as an art object, executing repetitive performance actions in his studio. Exploiting the phenomenology of the medium, including its immediacy, space, and intimacy, his real-time gestures investigate the very process of making art.
The National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET) grew out of a project initiated at San Francisco's public television station KQED in 1969. NCET was the most overtly experimental and process-oriented of the public television art projects of the late 1960s and early '70's.
For two decades, Belgian artists Danièle and Jacques Louis Nyst collaborated on a body of video works that were at once philosophical, theoretical, and whimsical. In their semiotic inquiries into systems of representation, language, and signs, the Nysts created fantastical universes of video theater that merge the quotidian and the magical.