Novas obras de Scott MacLeay em exposição na Galeria Boiteux, Florianópolis

Extract from the 1982 film "FRAGMENTS CYCLES SONS: AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY SCOTT MACLEAY"

A brief extract from the film FRAGMENTS CYCLES SONS: AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY SCOTT MACLEAY produced a Dutch cultural documentary team on the occasion of my multimedia exhibition during the 1982 Biennale Month of Photography in Paris. This extract was made from a 30 year-old U-matic copy of the original tape and so the quality has suffered considerably. Couldn't afford a studio those first years in Paris and so I had to transform our living room every time I wanted to work. It is amusing to see how my conceptual preoccupations have remained relatively unchanged even if the processes I employ underwent considerable development over the years.

This was my second participation in the Biennale. In 1980, I participated in the exhibition “Avant-Garde” at the Galérie Ufficio dell’Arte / Créatis. There was to be a third participation in 1988 as part of the spectacular group exhibition “Splendeurs et Misères du Corps” with Richard Avedon, Duane Micheals, Ralph Gibson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Manuel Alvarez bravo, Mario Cravo Neto, Joel-Peter Within, Jan Saudek, Elliot Erwitt, Bettina Rheims and several others at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Film credits

Director: Ferdinand Ronteltap

Lighting / Cameraman: Leonard Huybers

Music for the Exhibition: Lydia Domencich, François Raffinot

Gallery Lighting: Manuel Bernard, Yves Chamberet

Translation: Marielle Villard

Special thanks to the American Center for Artists in Paris, the Galérie Créatis, laboratories photographique Central Color, l’association “Ouverture”, Rotterdam Video Centre, Ton Lutgerink

HISTORIC EVENT: 1981 - THE FIRST SLOW-SCAN IMAGE EXCHANGE BY TELEPHONE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND FRANCE

Documentation of the slow-scan image exchange in January 1981 between the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT in Boston and the American Center for Artists in Paris. The project was directed by Don Foresta and Aldo Tambelllini. I had just founded the Photography Department at the American Center and was very proud to have been asked by Don Foresta, Director of the Center for Media Art to be a member of the Project Team in charge of photography on the Paris side. I was later to become the Director of the Center for Media Art and Photography at the American Center in Paris and continue the valuable work begun by Don Foresta and Anne Marie Stein.

This video document was made by Vin Grabill ©1981 Vin Grabill, C.A.V.S. / M.I.T.

PRIMATES ARTICLE IN ZOOM (SUMMER EDITION, PARIS 1985)

Article by curator/art historian Madeleine Deschamps on the series Primates first exhibited at the Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery in New York in 1985. A selection of the series was also chosen to be a part of the exhibition Splendeurs et Misères du Corp at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris in 1988 - exhibition curated by Pierre Borhan, Roger Marcel Mayou and Jean-Luc Monterosso (http://bibliothequekandinsky.centrepompidou.fr/clientBookline/service/reference.asp?INSTANCE=INCIPIO&OUTPUT=PORTAL&DOCID=0432196&DOCBASE=CGPP).