- "The role of Photography" Commissioned
by the National Swedish Television year 1964. B/w. Multimedia/electronic
experiment. 30 minutes. And an outdoor exhibition on giant bill board in the
City of Stockhom plus indoors exhibitions at Lunds Konsthall and Gavle Museeum
among other Gallerys. Represented at Moderna Museet Stockholm.
- "TIME" - b/w, Commissioned by the National Swedish Television.
Electronic paintings televised in September 1966. 30 minutes. A
video synthesizer was temporarily
built, in spite of the
TV-technicians apprehension. (Same technical system was later used to create
MONUMENT one year later, 1967.) See letters from RUTT
ELECTROPHYSICS, NY, USA dated March 12, 1974, below *. "In principle this
process is similar to methods used by Nam June Paik and others, some years
later." Rutt&Etra . Nam June Paik visited Elektronmusic Studion in
Stockholm July/August 1966 , during the Stockhom Festival; "Visions of
the Present". Static pictures from TIME was demonstrated for Paik at this
point in time. A rich documentation is available from the main news media in
Sweden about "TIME". Parts of "TIME" was planned to be send via satellite to
New York, but the American participants, E.A.T. - Billy Kluver and &,
pulled out. (See E.A.T.s and Billy Kluver's biased USA history page from Aug.
1966) "TIME" is the very first 'videoart'-work televised as an ultimate
exhibition/installation statement, televised at that point in 'time' for the
reason to produce an historical record as well as an evidence of 'original'
visual free art, made with the electronic medium - manipulation of the
electronic signal - and 'exhibited/installed' through the televison,
- Other important
factors for the creation of TIME was our awareness of the fact that the
"electron" was, at this Time, the smallest known particle and that all
traditional visual art, up to this Time was created with light -
material/colour reflecting the light - (lightpainting) and the description of
our new concept should be "Electronic painting". Pontus Hulten and his
associates launched the term "Machine" art as an attempt to describe the Time
movement. Pierre Restany was using the term "Mec Art", later. The work was
commenced early 1966. (Soundtrack by Don Cherry, USA) Paintings on canvass and
paper was made from the static material, and in silk-screen prints, for a
large numbers of Fine Arts Galleries and Museums 1966, ironically in a
'limited edition', signed and numbered by the artist; Ture Sjolander/Bror
Wikstrom. (See National Museeum Stockholm, Sweden).
- "MONUMENT" - b/w. Electronic paintings televised in 5
European Nations; France, Italy, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland, 1968.
Monument reached an total audience of more than 150 miljon. The work surpassed
the limits of "videoart" - a word first used in the beginning of 1970 - 73 -
and was developed into an extended communication project, involving other
visual artists, by invitations, multimedia artwork including the creation of
tapestries, (Kerstin Olsson) silk/screen prints on canvass and paper - first
edition, by Ture Sjolander/Lars Weck, posters, and an LP/Record Music,
(Hansson&Karlsson) and some years later paintings on canvass, (Sven-Inge),
and a book among other things, exhibited in several international Fine Arts
Galleries. Catalogue text for Ture Sjolander by Pierre
Restany, Paris Oct.31, 1968.
Gene Youngbloods book "Expanded Cinema". 1970.
- "SPACE IN THE BRAIN" - 30 minutes. Televised 1969, in direct connection with
the moonlanding project by NASA. in Swedish Television. Soundtrack by
Hansson&Karlsson. First colour electronic original painting where the
electronic signal where manipulated. Described in media as an Electronic Space
Opera. Based on authentic material directly delivered from NASA. Space in the
Brain was a creation dealing with the ; "space out there" - the space in our
brains and the electronic space, (in television) Contemporary to Clarke's
2001, except that the Picture it self was scrutinized and the subject, and
focused, in Space in the Brain. The Static material from the electronic
paintings was worked out into other medias and materials; tapestrys made in
France among other objects was made in large size, 3 x 2 meter, for Albany
Corporation USA and for IBM, Sweden, as in "TIME" and "MONUMENT", see above.
- And a serie of bestseller posters was
produced, and world wide distributed, by Scan-Décor Upsala, Sweden.
"Man at the Moon". is the name
of the LP