felt tv / joseph beuys. 1970

Joseph Beuys
«Felt TV: Shown in TV broadcast ‘Identifications’»
As a contribution to Gerry Schum’s ‘Identifications’, Beuys adapted for television the ‘Felt TV’ action previously staged for a live audience at a Happening festival in Copenhagen in 1966. It was the only Beuys action executed specifically for the camera. It opens with Beuys seated in front of a TV set showing a programme which is invisible because the screen is covered by felt. The boxing-gloves used later in the action lie at the ready beneath his chair.

Beuys turns up the bottom left corner of the felt, revealing a glimpse of the faulty TV picture. The voice of a TV reporter, who is talking about current milk and meat prices, is still audible. Beuys declares he has ‘undertaken a gradual elimination’ by ‘filtering away’ the picture first while leaving the sound, ‘but when the picture has gone, the sound becomes absurd.’

immagini disturbate da un intenso parassita / paolo gioli. 1970

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“Immagini disturbate da un intenso parassita” 1970
Film 16 mm bianco e nero, sonoro, 24 ftg/s, 45′

(dedicato ad Emilio Vedova)

Immagini disturbate da un intenso parassita. Di gran lunga il più complesso e faticoso lavoro da me attuato sulle immagini-video. Diviso da titoli-poema e da allocuzioni visual-strutturali ha per protagonisti detti geometrici forniti dal quadrato in prima persona e da altri corpi plastici provenienti dal quadrato medesimo. Il cascame d’immagine viene a formarsi all’interno e ai bordi dei corpi suddetti, formato e trasformato da successivi interventi diretti anche sullo schermo vetroso del video usato come tavola luminosa, dove vengono a formarsi più strati di immagini

Immagini disturbate da un intenso parassita [Images Disturbed By An Intense Parasite].This film, completely shot off a television, is by far the most complex and labor-intensive work I have completed on video images. Its divisions are marked by poetic titles and by structural-visual allocutions; it has for protagonists, the geometric givens furnished directly by the square and by other plastic forms deriving from the square. The by-products of the images are formed inside and along the edges of these bodies, formed and transformed by successive direct interventions on the glassy video screen, which is used as a light table, where more layers of images are formed.

on / roy lichtenstein. 1962



On (plate 11) from The International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The International Avant-Garde, Volume 5: America Discovered (Anthologia internazionale dell’incisione contemporanea: L’Avanguardia internazionale: Volume 5: Scoperta dell’America), Roy Lichtenstein, 1962, published 1964, MoMA: Drawings and Prints

Gift of Peter Deitsch Gallery Size: plate: 5 7/8 x 4 ½” (15 x 11.4cm); sheet: 9 15/16 x 7 7/16″ (25.2 x 18.9cm) Medium: Etching from an album of 16 etchings (one with aquatint, one with drypoint, one with pencil additions), three photogravures (two with etching), and one relief halftone