Television as a Creative Medium

Film Documentation

1972, 6 min, color, silent, 16 mm film on video

In 1969, Howard Wise presented the landmark exhibition TV as a Creative Medium at his eponymous gallery on 57th Street in New York. The exhibition is recognized as the first in the United States devoted to video (or television) as an emergent art form. Jud Yalkut's silent 16mm film footage is a vibrant document of the seminal works in the exhibition, including Nam June Paik's Participation TV, Paul Ryan's Everyman's Mobius Strip, Thomas Tadlock's Archetron, Eric Siegel's Psychedelevision in Color, Charlotte Moorman's first performance of Paik's TV Bra For Living Sculpture, and Ira Schneider and Frank Gillette's installation Wipe Cycle.


This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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