November 11, 1994 |
Long before the Internet became a household word to be feared and respected, multimedia artists and techno-pioneers were busy trying to connect the dots. In the past, such wide-eyed experimentalists have been the recipients of polite tolerance, if not outright sneers. No one is laughing anymore. Interactive collaboration is the bottom line with Saturday night's "Teleconcert," a project of CalArts being presented locally at the Electronic Cafe International in Santa Monica at 7 p.m.
May 1, 1994 |
Kit Galloway says artists are afraid of technology. Computers, microprocessors, satellite linkups, videophones--they tend to scare away folks who are more at ease with, say, watercolors, or dance floors, or a pad and pen. "There's a lot of fear out there," he said.
July 7, 1992 |
Barbara Smith phoned Roy Walford the other day. Nothing special. Except that Smith was calling from Katmandu and Walford was inside Biosphere 2 in the Arizona desert. And the call was processed through the Electronic Cafe in Santa Monica.
March 31, 1992 |
The Japan America Society will present tonight at 7:30 at the Electronic Cafe, 1649 18th St., Santa Monica, Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker's amusing and illuminating "The Japanese Version," a one-hour video on the myriad ways in which the Japanese have assimilated the myth of America into their own culture. Alvarez and Kolker have covered weddings American-style and so-called "love hotels" in which entire suites have been decorated to evoke Las Vegas and other U.S. fantasylands.
October 28, 1990 |
"Probably the most powerful magic that contemporary humankind has is the ability to pick up an instrument and talk to somebody on the other side of the planet," said Kit Galloway in the Electronic Cafe's Santa Monica headquarters. "What we're stressing is that a telecommunications revolution isn't something you consume. It's something you do."
October 19, 1987 |
Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz of Mobile Image don't think along the small scale lines of producing video art tapes. Their ultimate objectives are sweeping: to foster cross-cultural collaborations through a global network of telecommunications systems. The prototype for such goals was "Electronic Cafe," the pair's six-week project installed during the 1984 Olympic Games and companion Arts Festival here. Galloway and Rabinowitz linked "Mom and Pop" restaurants in Koreatown, East L.A.