In addition, the artists have completed the third a series of videotapes, “Continental Video Series,” each a response to the particularities of place and culture. Terminal Garden (1986, 22:30 minutes), was produced during their residency at the List Center and represents the North American Continent. The title takes its name from the student slang used in MIT’s Media Lab. In this work, the artists combined images of children at computers with a computer-synthesized voice “speaking” phrases adopted by the artists from American television and magazine advertising and 17th-century Hindu lyrics. The two previous works in the series are City of Angels (1983, 20 minutes), created at the temple of Ayuta near Bangkok, Thailand, and Terra Delgi Dea Madre (1984, 16 minutes), produced in Sicily.
Marina Abramovic and Ulay’s residency was organized by the Committee on the Visual Arts (CVA) and is funded by the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.
Artist Talk Tuesday, January 21, 1986, 7 to 9pm. Reception to follow.