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1983

Temps-espace ou Présence-absence

After installing his equipment, consisting of two fixed telephone lines, a video recorder and two cathode-ray monitors, and leaving his instructions to Jacques Donguy, the gallery owner...

Communication 

Paris (FR)

Typology: Performance

1983

Temps-espace

After setting up his equipment, which consisted of two fixed telephone lines, a video recorder and two cathode-ray monitors, Fred Forest left the gallery with instructions from Jacques Donguy, the gallery owner, who was responsible for answering the artist's telephone calls and switching on the video recorder at the appropriate moment. He went 400 metres further to Place Léon Blum, where he had spotted a telephone booth that would enable him to make telephone contact with the gallery he had just left... and to perform his work remotely.

Temps-espace
Temps-espace

 

LONG BIOGRAPHY OF FRED FOREST

Fred Forest has a special place in contemporary art. Both by his personality and by his pioneering practices which mark his work. He is mainly known today for having used one by one most of the communication media that have appeared over the last fifty years. He is co-founder of three artistic movements: those of sociological art, the aesthetics of communication and ethics in art.

He represented France at the 12th São Paulo Biennale (Communication Prize) in 1973, at the 37th Venice Biennale in 1976 and at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977.

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