“Bio-Dis-Plays” is the title for a body of experimental, interactive bio-media-performance artworks created during the 1970s. Exploring and experimenting with signal, systems and synergies, the works integrated analogue audio and video synthesizers/processors with biofeedback, bio-telemetry and enviro-bio sensing systems, utilized by specially trained movement practitioners and recorded/presented as video and performance works. These works included establishment of the Bio-Arts Lab in San Francisco, collaborations with NASA (+ contractors), early artists’ use of communication satellites, interspecies communication with marine mammals and Koko the gorilla, experiments with IR thermal imaging, producing sequences for “The Secret Life of Plants” feature film, choreographing for blind echolocating performers, with occasional showings at museums and fringe arts sites.
A series of (22) “Bio-Dis-Plays” conceptual line drawings from 1971-1978.
A few "Bio-Dis-Plays" video examples produced between 1976-1978 are being digitized to soon be posted.
Thermal Imaging 1976 https://www.youtube.com/……
Secret Life of Plants 1976 https://youtu.be/OR4ZNV3hU7o
Satellite Arts 1977 https://www.youtube.com/……
Koko the Gorilla 1977 https://www.youtube.com/…… BLOG Post
Blind Echolocation 1978 https://www.youtube.com/……