Artists Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz combined vision and prototype when they created a "Hole in Space" by linking bigger-than-life displays in New York and LA with a NASA satellite feed. It was the mother of all video chats -- they showed that size and bandwidth matter in communicating presence and emotion.
Galloway and Rabinowitz documented the installation in a video. Below you will find links to both the full video and selected excerpts. If you like the excerpts, you will love the full video -- it is full of emotion and humor.
More information on:
- A Hole in Space
- A note on Hole in Space
- Satellite-inspired and enabled art in the 1970-80s
- Galloway and Rabinowitz' Electronic Cafe International
- A conversation with Galloway and Rabinowitz
- Image as Place -- The Phenomenal Screen in Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz’s Satellite Arts 1977 by Kris Paulsen
Full video (29m 44s):