By the late 1960s, television had become a pervasive mass medium viewed in virtually every home. On home television sets, the public was offered a homogeneous selection of programming that followed formulas for structure, running time and content. At the same time, video artists produced concepts and formats to explore the medium’s potential for the aesthetic discourse.
Produced by WGBH-TV in 1969 in Boston, the “Medium is the Medium” is one of the earliest and most prescient examples of the collaboration between public television and the emerging field of video art in the United States. WGBH commissioned the six visual artists Allan Kaprow, Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, James Seawright, Thomas Tadlock and Aldo Tambellini to create original works for broadcast television. In pursuing their individual aesthetics, these artists produced works that explored the parameters of the new medium, from image processing and interactivity to video dance and sculpture.
(Info: Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) Online Catalogue)
It was directed by Fred Barzyk.
Executive Producer was David Oppenheim.
Producers were Ann Gresser and Pat Marx.
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The Forum was opened as a modern shopping-center in 1978. Although it is very central, the Forum suffers from a lot of vacancies.