Computer Art as Conceptual Art
Art Journal, Fall 1990, v. 49, no. 3, pp. 253-256
Brief history of Conceptual art; focusing on (contemporary) interactive computer installations that model dynamics of human relationships. Tamblyn looks in depth at Lynn Hershman's Deep Contact (1990) and Sara Roberts' Margo (1989).
"The postmodernist attitude, on the other hand, is manifest in the work of computer artists who extend the purview of Conceptual art, rather than revamping traditional visual media. It seems appropriate to associate computers with Conceptual art because computers were designed to augment mental processes, as opposed to being visual or manual aids."
ITEM 1990.067 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Deep Contact (1990) – Lynn Hershman
Good Morning, Mr. Orwell (1984) – Nam June Paik
Margo (1989) – Sara Roberts
Metropolis (1927) – Fritz Lang
The Information Machine – Christoper Burnett