Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)
Nam June Paik
Whitman, one of the cofounders of the organization Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), has consistently incorporated new technologies into his art practice. For E.A.T.’s 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering experimental art events in 1966 Whitman created the work Two Holes of Water-3, which involved film projections, television programs, and closed-circuit television projections of live performances and actions, including images made by one of the first miniature fiber-optic video cameras. He is known for his theater pieces from the early 1960s that combined visual images, sound, live actors, film, slides, and props. This drawing evokes his bare-bones use of materials and light.
Robert Whitman (American, born 1935). Untitled. 1971. Pastel, pencil, pressure-sensitive tape, and string on paper. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift. © 2008 Robert Whitman
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