MEDIA No. 1
22 MARCH - 19 MAY 1975
work anticipates many of the spatial and temporal themes that
the artist and Mario Costa were to develop in the 1980s in
the context of the Esthetics of Communication including the
unpredictability of real time processes, long-distance presence,
and contingent relationships between parallel spheres of reality.
The installation involves two closed-circuit television monitors.
The first displays non-stop live footage of a tree in the
public square outside the museum. Visitors inside the museum
are given a hand-held video camera and are told to recreate
the exact point of view of the outside camera that is the
source of the tree footage. The output of the hand-held camera
is displayed on the screen of the second monitor on the surface
of which the outline key elements of the outside landscape
(buildings, lamp posts, billboards, etc.) have been traced.