Jun
6
1974
<em>Dachau 1974 – Graphed representation of 4-channel video work</em>
 

Beryl Korot
Dachau 1974 – Graphed representation of 4-channel video work, 1974
Pencil on graph paper
Triptych, framed drawing in three parts
25 x 38 x 2 in / 63.5 x 96.5 x 5.1 cm

Dachau 1974 is known historically as the first to explore the relationship between the ancient technology of the handloom and contemporary programming of multiple video channels.

Before the installation was exhibited in 1975 for the first time, Korot created two notational systems to describe the work. One was drawn before her edits to the video material, and the other was executed afterward. The first notation is a structural diagram, which serves as the original pictographic score. Korot referred to this diagram as she edited. It reveals her image ordering systems and the visual relationships created across all four channels of video, both horizontally and vertically.

The second notation (picture above) has never before been exhibited, and makes its debut at Art Basel. This drawing portrays a chronological, second by second, representation of the work. It expands the monitor configuration to 13 channels, for a greater graphic impact, using numbered columns: 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Unlike the first notation, it visualizes the rhythmic relationships within the work.

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