Robert Whitman Local Report published by Experiments in Art and Technology
Robert Whitman Local Report
edited by Julie Martin
published by Experiments in Art and Technology
Robert Whitman Local Report documents the five performances
that made up Local Report in the summer of 2005, in which 30
participants at five venues went out into their communities and,
using video cell phones, generated video clips and sound descrip-
tions of their localities. The exhibition catalogue contains more
than six hundred video-frame captures and full transcriptions of
the audio transmissions from each of the five performances.
Edited by Julie Martin, the book includes her essay on the making
of Local Report and an essay by Bettina Funcke on Whitman's many
telecommunications works. It concludes with Whitman's instructions
and a technical how-to article for those interested in producing
their own Local Report.
The catalogue is published on the occasion of the sound and
video installation, Robert Whitman Local Report, at the Lafayette
College Williams Center Art Gallery, Easton, Pennsylvania,
February 18 - March 25, 2007.
Paperback, 156 pages with more than 600 color photographs.
Published by Experiments in Art and Technology and
Lafayette College Williams Center Art Gallery
with generous support of the Baker Family
Publication date September 2007