MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION / PERFORMANCE
BLUE: IN HONOR OF YVES KLEIN
TECHNOLOGICAL IMAGINATION, DEL SANIO MUSEUM, BENVENTO, ITALY
MARCH – APRIL 1984
CURATED BY MARIO COSTA
ELECTRONIC CONVERSION OF YVES KLEIN BLUE BY ÉRIC MAILLET
works draws an implicit comparison between the empty space
at the core of Klein’s work and the abstract, hybridized
space of telecommunications … eventually known as cyberspace.
The artist orchestrates the regional television broadcast
of an electronically synthesized form of Yves Klein’s
signature hue of blue. The electronic blue of this broadcast
and commentary and reminiscences by New Realism founder Pierre
Restany, speaking live via a telephone conference call, are
both incorporated into Forest’s performance, which takes
place in a gallery bathed in blue light.