- Aldo Tambellini born 1930
- Digitised 16mm transferred to video, black and white, silent
- Running time: 6 min, 36 sec
- Presented by Anna Salamone 2016
Black Spiral is one of several television sculptures Tambellini made in the 1960s. He worked with Bell Labs, a leading research organisation, to reconfigure the screen to transform the image from a rectangle into a moving spiral. He filmed the hypnotic, high-contrast image and transferred this footage to video so that it could be exhibited on a television monitor. ‘To me it was nature as we will see it in the future, in circular or spiral form’, he has said. ‘No Up - No Down - No Gravity. Floating.’ This version is an edited excerpt created specifically for Tate in 2016.
Gallery label, August 2020
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