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"Dachau, 1974"Beryl Korot

May 1, 2010

Beryl Korot narrates the process of creating one of the first multi-channel works of video art—Dachau, 1974—a haunting document of tourists visiting the notorious Nazi concentration camp.

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Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Wesley Miller. Camera & Sound: Nick Ravich. Editor: Joaquin Perez. Artwork Courtesy: Beryl Korot.

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Beryl Korot

Beryl Korot was born in 1945 in New York City. An early video-art pioneer, Korot explores how information has been encoded and transmitted through systems of lines and grids: the lines of a tapestry that are built by a loom, the lines of words that comprise a written text, and the scanned lines of information that create an image on a video screen. She applies these linear structures to her multichannel video installations, detailed schematic drawings, paintings, and weavings to create works that visualize the intersections of memory and history, language and thought, and technology and labor.

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By Beryl Korot and S. Epatha Merkerson

So I took channels one and three and two and four, and I created pairs to move the viewer, in a sense, through the experience of going through the camp… But to me, this was my quartet: different instruments with different rhythms being able to come together to create a whole.

Beryl Korot

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