[FISEA’93] Panel: Greg Garvey, Roy Ascott, Brenda Laurel & Carl Eugene Loeffler — The Network Without Walls: the re-definition of art in an age of telecommunications

Panel Statement

Over the last twenty years artists have been colonizing a range of technologies for the creation, dissemination and distribution of artwork in parallel to, and in spite of, the traditional means of exposure through the museum/gallery system. Telecommunication Art events represent a fundamental paradigm shift by redefining how artwork is created and shared, shoving aside the geography of territorial imperatives of art centers, overthrowing traditions of criticism, redefining the notion of avant-gardism, ignoring curatorial politics of exclusion, subverting the commodity status and questioning the mythology of the unique work of art. Today’s artist with access to a computer and modem, fax or picture-phone can be part of the connectivity of the Virtual Global Village group show regardless of race, creed, color, sex, geographical location or time zone.

  • Greg Garvey (chair), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Roy Ascott, Bristol, UK
  • Brenda Laurel, Interval Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Carl Eugene Loeffler, [1947-2001], Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA