Beryl Korot, ‘Babel 2’, 1980, bitforms gallery
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Beryl Korot

Babel 2, 1980

Pigment on hand-woven linen
72 × 38 3/4 in
182.9 × 98.4 cm
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New York , Los Angeles , San Francisco
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Korot's hand-woven canvases and oil paintings from the 1980s reflect a deep contemplation of …

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Mixed Media
Beryl Korot
American, b. 1945
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An early video art pioneer, Beryl Korot is well known for her installation works that explore the relationship between analog technologies—such as the loom—and video. “Just as the spinning and gathering of wool serve as the raw material for a weave,” Korot says, “so the artist working with video selects images to serve as the basic substance of the work.” With landmark multiple-channel installation works such as Text and Commentary (1977), Korot developed new possibilities for the creation of visual narratives; in other works, she has used painting to meditate on language by inventing a coded analog grid for the Roman alphabet. In 1970 Korot co-founded Radical Software, an early publication to explore alternative communication systems.

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Korot's hand-woven canvases and oil paintings from the 1980s reflect a deep contemplation of pattern, weaving and the loom. The written word is treated abstractly as a code- as a means to gain knowledge and store information. A quote in Korot's 2011 catalog sums up the approach: "Text (textus) and weave …

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Beryl Korot
American, b. 1945
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An early video art pioneer, Beryl Korot is well known for her installation works that explore the relationship between analog technologies—such as the loom—and video. “Just as the spinning and gathering of wool serve as the raw material for a weave,” Korot says, “so the artist working with video selects images to serve as the basic substance of the work.” With landmark multiple-channel installation works such as Text and Commentary (1977), Korot developed new possibilities for the creation of visual narratives; in other works, she has used painting to meditate on language by inventing a coded analog grid for the Roman alphabet. In 1970 Korot co-founded Radical Software, an early publication to explore alternative communication systems.

Beryl Korot

Babel 2, 1980

Pigment on hand-woven linen
72 × 38 3/4 in
182.9 × 98.4 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York , Los Angeles , San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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