Artist Bill Bartlett and Open Space Guest Curator, Doug Jarvis, present archival materials that detail and support the international telecommunications projects that Bartlett developed between 1978 and 1983, and which contributed to the context in which Robert Adrian X’s The World in 24 Hours takes place. From his homes in Victoria and Pender Island, BC, and with the Open Space gallery, Bartlett initiated projects and collaborations that made use of early computer email, slow-scan video and satellite networks to bring together artists from all over the world to build networks and collaborative projects that set up the context for our current global internet culture.
- This project is supported by the Open Space Arts Society, Victoria, BC, Canada.
Bill Bartlett (CA) is a media artist and educator living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He is the founder of the Direct Media Association.
Doug Jarvis (CA) is an artist and curator living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He is presently Guest curator at the Open Space Arts Society.