Outerspace

Open Space in Victoria is pleased to introduce the Telecom History ProjectOUTERSPACE.

 

Our digital archives are currently being developed and implemented on an ongoing basis. During this time please enjoy our introduction to the project and some featured Interviews from the Open Space Archive. 

 

This project has been supported by the British Columbia Museums Association through the British Columbia Arts Council.

 

INTRODUCTION

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Telecom History ProjectOUTERSPACE presentations:

Refresh! First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology
 
at the Banff Centre, September 28 - October 3, 2005. 

http://www.mediaarthistory.org/

REFRESH! complete conference stream launched


Interactive Futures 05: Technology in the Life World
, Victoria BC, Feb. 4-6, 2005 

http://www.openspace.ca/arts/calendar.htm#interactive

SSTV Video Documentation:

Slow Scan Video Edit, Works in Progress, Bill Bartlett

http://openspace.ca/file/sstvbartlett1978-79mov

Links to other sources online: 
http://wiencouver.aaeol.ca/ 
http://www.kunstradio.at/HISTORY/TCOM/WC/wc-index.html 

 

Walker Center telecom history essays-  

http://telematic.walkerart.org/overview/index.html

Austrialian telecom history timeline and the Australian connection to Slow-Scan art.

Includes clips of behind-the-scenes telecom transmissions-

http://www.hss.uts.edu.au/oth/telematic_art/timeline.html

http://www.hss.uts.edu.au/oth/telematic_art/austconnect.html 


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Interview with Telecom and Net Art Pioneer, Douglas Davis
 (New York) 
about the early days 
(1976) of Satellite Art.    

INTERVIEW Douglas Davis

Link: Douglas Davis' personal webpage: 

http://www.douglasdavis.net


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Interview with Backwoods Ballroom icon Tav Falco (Memphis) 
about his Telematic Collaborations with Open Space in 1979. 
   

INTERVIEW Tav Falco

Link: Tav Falco's bio on a fan page -

http://www.limbos.org/tavfalco/tavfalcob.htm

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Interview with Judith Doyle (Toronto) about her groundbreaking experiments 
with Worldpool
 (including Willoughby Sharp, Sharon Lovett, Fred Gaysek and Norman White) 
and the methods as to how this group directly interfaced with the 
Open Space Telecommunications History. 
   

INTERVIEW Judith Doyle


Link:
 http://www.readingpictures.com/worldpool

 

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Interview with Robert Adrian X (Vienna) about his collaborations with groundbreaking telecom institutions such as Open Space and the Western Front.

INTERVIEW Robert Adrian X

 

Links:
Robert Adrian X's bio-
http://www.t0.or.at/~radrian/BIO/
Robert Adrian X's telecom history page-
http://telematic.walkerart.org/overview/overview_adrian.html
Artex- http://www.t0.or.at/~radrian/TCOM/artex.html

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Interview with Norman White (Toronto) about his slow-scan experiences with the 
Open Space crew as well as his innovative research with Artex.

INTERVIEW Norman White

 

Links: 
Norman White's personal page - 
http:/www.normill.ca 
Artex history featuring Norman White by Robert Adrian X,

http://www.t0.or.at/~radrian/ARTEX/artex.html

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Interview with Tom Klinkowstein (New York) about his Slow-Scan collaborations with
Bill Bartlett at Open Space.

INTERVIEW Tom Klinkowstein

 

Link: Tom Klinkowstein's personal webpage -
http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/HCLAS/Arts/ART_bio_klinkowstein.cfm

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Interview with Peggy Cady (Victoria) about her Slow-Scan collabortions and their development at Open Space.

 

INTERVIEW Peggy Cady 


"TALK BACK" — CHILDREN’S TELECOMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS PROJECT 
AND WRITINGS BY PEGGY CADY, 
DIRECT MEDIA ASSOCIATION 1979.

 

TALK BACK Peggy Cady 1979

 

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Interview with Don Foresta (Paris) about his early collaborations with 
Interface 
(1980-1981 MIT) and the state of New Media Art in France. 
Don Foresta is also compiling one of the first totally comprehensive 
Telecom Art-History lists in French.
   

INTERVIEW Don Foresta

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Interview with John Southworth (Hawaii) about his work as the main 
PEACESAT Slow-Scan contact for Honalulu and the Pacific Rim. 
("Pacific Rim Slow-Scan")

INTERVIEW John Southworth

 

 

          COMING SOON

  • Notes on Refresh! First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.
  • Interview and Video Clips of Diana Burgoyne's Digital Body Cybernetic Performances at Open Space (1983).
  • Video interview with Willoughby Sharp at his studio in New York (January 04, 2004). 
    Interviewer: Jeremy Turner. 
    Videographer-Editor: John Long.
  • Downloadable video footage of the early Slow-Scan performances - edited by Bill Bartlett in 1979.
  • Video Interview with Chris Creighton-Kelly about Open Space's VIDEO Collaboratory. Interview took place in Vancouver, February, 2004. 
    Interviewers: Jeremy Turner and Donato Mancini. 
    Videographer: Donato Mancini.
  • Interview with John Celona about SOUND Collaboratory and an MP3 excerpt of his Synclavier piece Arpeggio (Performed live at Open Space, 1978).

If you have any memories, archival material or comments to contribute to this ever evolving digital archive, please email the: 

Webmaster - Douglas Jarvis - douglasjarvis@hotmail.com

Archivist - Jeremy Turner - jerturner536@yahoo.ca

Gallery - openspace@openspace.ca

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