Simultaneous Portraits or Danger Music for Dick (2006)

'Simultaneous Portraits or Danger Music for Dick' : a multi-screen video/sound environment and tribute to the late Dick Higgins: 2006 by: David Colagiovanni.

Dick Higgins was an early proponent and user of computers, as a tool for art making, dating back to the mid 1960s. Higgins coined the term intermedia to describe his activities and those of other artist of his time. He was a poet, artist, performer, scholar and publisher. His most notable series of work is his Danger Music scores. This project is based on Higgins' performance score: Danger Music Number Seventeen which reads: Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream!

In this project non-performers (a gallery owner, a journalist, a welder, photographer, retail store manager,and others) were asked to scream until they couldn't scream anymore. The resulting videos are shown on multiple screens (one per person).

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'Simultaneous Portraits or Danger Music for Dick' : a multi-screen video/sound environment and tribute to the late Dick Higgins: 2006 by: David Colagiovanni.

Dick Higgins was an early proponent and user of computers, as a tool for art making, dating back to the mid 1960s. Higgins coined the term intermedia to describe his activities and those of other artist of his time. He was a poet, artist, performer, scholar and publisher. His most notable series of work is his Danger Music scores. This project is based on Higgins' performance score: Danger Music Number Seventeen which reads: Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream!

In this project non-performers (a gallery owner, a journalist, a welder, photographer, retail store manager,and others) were asked to scream until they couldn't scream anymore. The resulting videos are shown on multiple screens (one per person).

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