Critical Writing Index

Video channeling: video art from modernist sculptor Keith Sonnier

by Linda Yablonsky

In this article, author Linda Yablonsky reviews the work of artist Keith Sonnier. Sonnier's work provides an early prototype (1970s) for networked communcations and broadcast transmission. His work Channel Mix pioneered the use of large-screen video projectors and Send/Receive (1979) uses a NASA communications satellite to broadcast a critique of government efforts to control public access to information.

ITEM 1998.062 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Painted Foot: Black LightKeith Sonnier

OracleRobert Rauschenberg

RubdownKeith Sonnier

Dis-playKeith Sonnier

Channel MixKeith Sonnier

Animation IKeith Sonnier

Animation IIKeith Sonnier

Air to AirKeith Sonnier

Send / ReceiveKeith Sonnier