Beginning with Nancy Holt’s looping conversation with herself over broadcast television, the medium of transmission itself was questioned.
This conversational essay formed part of the ‘Salon Series’ of talks. Each asking the speakers to set aside their own work to tackle a key topic or idea.
For this installment, many iterations of The Medium were conjured to consider the results of alternative forms of research where the end result is not always anticipated or known. Medium of transmission and feedback, the fertile mediums of growth and some rather occult methods of divining (dousing) were offered as potential ways of understanding, developing and the experience of knowledge in creative production and practice.
© 2014 Douglas Moffat