Paris 12th Biennale

The XIIth Paris Biennale, 1982, included dozens of photographs from both sides of the Atlantic sent by slowscan, a technology for sending fixed images over phones.  The entire American exhibit was sent, photographed and exhibited on the museum walls.  At the same, 12 French photographers sent their images to several cities in the US.  The exchanges were recorded on U-matic 3/4″ tape and are in storage somewhere outside of Paris in the Paris Biennale archives.  I have a few of the tapes and will be putting images up as I can capture them from very old video tape which is starting to disappear.  A further attempt is being made to recover the tapes and restore and digitize them.

Don Foresta demonstrating the Slowscan connection for Cultural Minister, Jack Lang


La vidéo et la théorie de la relativité,
Don Foresta
Le Transport par la Communication,
Don Foresta
Vous avez dit Slowscan?,
Sam Saymore et Meridel Rubenstein
Art-Vidéo français,
Danny Bloch

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