Statement: Eric Siegel

Eric Siegel



Statement: Eric Siegel (2001)

Written for the Kinetic History project on the occasion of EAI?s 30th anniversary in 2001, this text by Siegel traces his fascination with the potential of electronics and video equipment, beginning with his childhood. Siegel discusses the experiments in video feedback that resulted in the development of his pioneering piece Psychedelevision in Color, which led to his meeting Howard Wise and his inclusion in the groundbreaking 1969 exhibition TV as a Creative Medium . Also charting the genesis of the seminal publication Radical Software, Siegel concludes that the show at Wise?s gallery galvanized an alternative television or video movement.