Part of Jailbreak Programme 2

Levittown/How We Communicate

Tom Klinkowstein

(NL 1982, 9 min)

This video documents two live telecommunication performances by media artist Tom Klinkowstein: on April 27, 1982, at Cultural Center ‘t Hoogt in Utrecht, Klinkowstein employed slow-scan TV technology to juxtapose pictures of 1950’s suburban America and then present-day Netherlands. On May 13, 1982, Klinkowstein in Rochester, NY, and Ruud van Empel in Rotterdam produced a series of facsimiles simultaneously in both countries using telecopiers and an international telephone connection.


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