Dieter Froese
Media Transient

May 5–17, 1973 112 Greene Street/Workshop

Dieter Froese, “Media Transient,” performance view, 1973

Participating Artists

Dieter Froese
Kathy Bigelow
Szewson Grason
Frances Heaney
Gunnar Theel
M.A. Whiteside

Exhibition Description

In his recently published catalog, Dieter Froese: Works on Memory, Perception, Time, and Repetition; Video-stucke und Andere Arbeiten von 1972-1978, the artist describes the structure of this work: “‘Media Transient’ is a performance; it deals with media information distortion. A live activity is videotaped; during the recording, selected images on the monitor are photographed with a Polaroid camera. The prints are attached to the exhibition wall. One is selected and projected onto a drawing board. Of the projected image a drawing is produced (usually within 20 minutes), which is evaluated by an art critic.

Excerpted from Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press.

Dieter Froese, “Media Transient,” performance view, 1973