In a posting dated July 22nd. Emil Tobenfeld noted:
It strikes me that we spend a lot of time on this list talking about work, but despite the massive distribution networks dedicated to the dissemination of visual music:), most of us have never seen work by others on the list.
And on July 31st. Nancy Herman proposed:
Within two hours Aaron Ross had volunteered to edit such a compilation and the rest, as they say, is history. When the tape was released in mid-December, Nancy once again set the group thinking and talking. This time, about our contributions to the tape. She did so as part of a toast to the finished project:
And as we retire to the porch overlooking the sea to smoke a cigar or whatever and drink some very old brandy perhaps the artists would like to speak about their work. Why they chose these specific pieces, do they represent where they are going or where they have been and did they have any new insight into their work as they saw it presented in the collection side by side with their colleagues? Anything else to further enrich the after dinner conversation or expand our minds would be welcome.
Here are the responses of the artists. Their work, in their words.
|Bill Alves Static Cling
James Ellis Whisper
Christian Gruel Still Life
|Andrew Lyons Schwarzchild
Edward Zajec Orphics 6.1
Tom Ditto Forevermore
Randall Jones & Andrew Schloss
Emile Tobenfeld Videothoncentric
Milton Komisar Untitled
Scott Davey Slur
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