Roy Ascott
Video-Roget 1962

Artwork details

Artist
Roy Ascott born 1934
Title
Video-Roget
Date 1962
Medium Wood, perspex and paint
Dimensions Object: 1270 x 895 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate Members 2014
Reference
T13977
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1960

Display caption

In 1961 Ascott became interested in cybernetic theory and adopted cybernetic approaches into his formulation of the Ground course at Ealing College of Art (1961–4). For Ascott, cybernetics represented a process of communication and behaviour from which observations of the world could be made. Here, the combination of multiple possibilities achieved by the interrelation of the panels and solid wooden elements, combined with a transparent moveable central panel, allows the work to be created by the viewer whose interaction brings the object into being.

September 2016

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