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Steina and Woody Vasulka fonds

Series: Interviews


Interviews. - 1966-2000; (particularly 1975-1981). - 0.65 meter of textual documents.

Scope and content:

This series contains transcriptions of interviews conducted between 1966 and 1999. Revised versions of some of these texts have been published in various periodicals and exhibition catalogues. In these interviews, Steina and Woody Vasulka discuss their evolution as artists since the sixties, from their first almost documentary-like experiments at The Kitchen to their work digitally encoding video signals in the eighties and nineties. In addition to biographical information on Steina and Woody Vasulka and descriptions of installations and videotapes they have produced, this series provides information on the development of video art communities in the United States since the late sixties. The series also includes interviews with instrument designers and artists such as Skip Sweeney, Tom Dewitt, Stephen Beck, Dan Sandin, Steve Rutt, Lee Harisson, Don Buchla, Bill Etra, Bill Hearn and Eric Siegel, who discuss the birth of the technological components they have invented. The series consists mainly of interview transcriptions as well as original issues and photocopies of parts of periodicals in which these transcriptions were published.

Title based on the content of the series. - Documents in English. - Originals and reproductions. - Restrictions to the consultation of manuscripts, typescripts and some unpublished documents by authors other than Steina and Woody Vasulka may apply. - The person who processed the documents established the arrangement of items in each file. - The sound recordings of these interviews are in Steina and Woody Vasulkas' possession. - For interview transcriptions related to Steina and Woody Vasulkas' time at The Kitchen, see the series The Kitchen. - For published versions of interviews conducted for publication in a catalogue of a solo exhibition by Steina and Woody Vasulka, see the series Events and Distributors.

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