On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Aldo Tambellini’s legendary Black TV, the multimedia pioneer presents a new installation realized by re-editing hundreds of hours of his experimental mixed-media works in a site-specific Electromedia environment. Born of a complex, stratified experience, in which the images became a further subject in the critical investigation of the American social and political reality, Black TV is a monumental operation of aesthetic synthesis of the Intermedia era.
Wednesday 11.9 ACUD Studio, Exhibition Opening 19h
Exhibition Dates: 11.9 – 15.9
Opening Hours: 14 – 20h
Born in upstate New York in 1930, Tambellini was a central catalyst in the cultural and political upheavals of New York’s Lower East Side. After establishing the Black Gate Theatre in New York with Zero Group member Otto Piene in 1967, a venue that became a crucible for intermedia performances, Tambellini became a pivotal figure at the heart of the shift to expanded media during the 1960s and 1970s. As one of the earliest artists to use video and television as a medium, Tambellini’s work has been recently re-discovered and presented by Atelier Impopulaire at Tate Modern, MoMA NY, Centre Pompidou, FNC Montreal, ZKM and Venice Biennale.
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Sponsored by Aldo Tambellini Art Foundation and supported by Harvard Film Archive.
The Black TV Project (1969-2019)
Curated by: Atelier Impopulaire
Multimedia installation, b/w, sound, 14 min
Concept: Aldo Tambellini
16 mm footage: Aldo Tambellini
Sound & Video editing: Giuseppe Bocassini
16 mm 2k transfer: Harvard Film Archive
Sound: Aldo Tambellini
Set up: Aldo Tambellini and Atelier Impopulaire
Limited Edition Print: Marco Caroti and Nadége Tricot for Aldo Tambellini Art Foundation Publisher: Atelier Impopulaire
Produced by: Aldo Tambellini Art Foundation and Atelier Impopulaire
All rights: Aldo Tambellini Art Foundation, 2019