Pre-History Video Art 1960 - 2008
"The role of Photography"
"Space in the Brain" 1969
FIRST ELECTRONIC ART:
The First Video Art - Electronic Painting -
Electronic Animation - Electronic Morph, was invented in Sweden and the chief
architect for the creation of this posted 4 videos, (39 minutes) now for the
first time released on the internet, was the Swedish/Australian artist Ture
"The role of photography" as well as "Time" is
represented in the Museum of Modern Art Collection as an installation/canvas and
print, acquired by the director Pontus Hulten on behalf of Moderna Museet 1965.
FINAL WORLDS FROM THE GRANDFATHER OF "VIDEO ART",
THE ARTIST TURE SJOLANDER:
history of Video Art is plain
crap. A biased, mainly american history writing's find at wikipedia and many
other internet sources and web sites and bookspublished the last 3 decades. It
is sad to see how most art-academics and so called artcritics have jumped onto
the bandwagon of myths and made-up storys to simply achieve a false PhD in
Actually, the term "Video Art" did Not exist
before 1970 and come to be used for the first time early 70's by
art-bureaucrat's when they need to allocate funds to this kinda new artistic
experiments in Sweden and UK. The very first term used was "Artist
The complete current definition of video art is
false and misleading, "electronic art", Yes, but it all derived from electronic
painting, in the sense of visual art.
The use of a video camera or video tape or
not even a TV-monitor has no relevance in the birth of Electronic Art,
Electronic Animation or Video Art.
CONCLUSION and SENSE MORAL:
"Video Art", electronic animation and morphing
originated from the first experimentation to conscioulsy manipulate and control
the electronic signal. www.newstime2007.com/SVT.html
With all the respect for Nam June Paik's
persistence through decades of stacking monitor's as piles or using magnetic
gravitation to flex a picture in a TV-tube ( Sjolander did 1953) is rather
related to the Marcel DuChamps era of; "If I say it is art, it is art". a not
very innovative "highway" of Dadaism.
This whole matter of "Video Art" has to be revised
sooner than later, and the credits for the innovation and the earliest
experiment's and achivements in this field, will return to Europe where it's
began and belongs.
A new international art-education would benefit
from the facts and not from news-medias stereotyped support of a
The first minutes of the posted video shows an
TV-interview on the Swedish Television in the fall of 1964, with the artist Ture
Sjolander and an interview by a journalist from the largets tabloid newspaper
Aftonbladet in Sweden. Sjolander almost declare war against PopArt and explain
his intention of using all modern media avaliable for artistic
And, if you don't speak swedish to inform
yourself, Sjolander ain't gonna speak english to you, as a reversed
gesture of ignorance.
Sjolander's visual language was laud and clear and
visually very comprehensive 1964, as it is today 45 years
Then you might ask. Who wrote this text I'm
reading ? Wel, does it really matter to you. The Mob on the bandwagon, did
certainly not wrote this text as they never can admit their own inheritated