Aldo Tambellini, Cell Series 1965-8/2018  Photography © Tate

Aldo Tambellini, Cell Series 1965-8/2018 Photography © Tate

Room 10 in Media Networks

Aldo Tambellini

Painted Poem

Aldo Tambellini, Painted Poem  1965

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Aldo Tambellini, Black Spiral  1969, re–edited 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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Untitled

Aldo Tambellini, Untitled  1964

Untitled 1964 is a large work on paper in industrial paint, featuring two circular shapes painted over a dark grey background. One circle, closer to the right edge of the landscape-orientated rectangle, resembles a light grey halo with a small light-coloured dot near its centre. The other is painted in shades of black and dark grey, which give it a sense of three-dimensional depth; its edges, marked in a brighter shade, accentuate this effect and make the shape stand out from the background. At the centre of this darker disc is a vertical form, suggesting an incision or depression in its surface. The abstract composition is off centre and shifted to the right, and is signed ‘Aldo Tambellini 1964’ in the lower right corner.

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Aldo Tambellini, The Strobe  1965

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Aldo Tambellini, Videogram  1968–9

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Aldo Tambellini, Videogram  1968–9

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Painted Poem
Aldo Tambellini Painted Poem 1965

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Aldo Tambellini Black Spiral 1969, re–edited 2016
Untitled
Aldo Tambellini Untitled 1964

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Aldo Tambellini The Strobe 1965

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Aldo Tambellini Videogram 1968–9

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Aldo Tambellini Videogram 1968–9

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