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1986 Photon Voice


Project Description

Photon Voice was a site-specific environmental art installation funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, 1986. Part of the large scale collaborative Inter-Arts project Desert Sun, Desert Moon, with artists Otto Piene, Elizabeth Goldring, and Lowry Burgess, Photon Voice was installed and performed in a remote section of California's Mojave Desert. Filmed by Smithsonian World Television as a part of their long running PBS series on history, creativity and innovation in the United States, the project was included in an episode dedicated to the emerging intersection of art, science and technology. First aired in June, 1987 the program also included arts pioneer Laurie Anderson and scientific luminaries Jospeh Weizenbaum and Marvin MInsky. The program was subsequently translated into numerous languages and broadcast in the U.S, Europe and South America regularly through the 1990's.

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Video Description

Excerpts from Smithsonian World television series describing the Photon Voice project in the Mojave Desert, 1987. Narrated by David McCullough, Produced by WETA Washington, D.C.

 

 

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