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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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Beryl Korot: A Coded Languagebitforms gallery
2016
Fifteen-Year Anniversary Exhibition - Minnesota Street Project, San Franciscobitforms gallery
2012
Beryl Korot: Selected Video Works: 1977 to Presentbitforms gallery
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Curves 3, 2016

Ink, pencil, and embroidered thread on paper
18 × 18 in
45.7 × 45.7 cm
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New York , Los Angeles , San Francisco
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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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Beryl Korot
Other works from bitforms gallery
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