These videos were played on late night TV commerical slots purchased by the artist Marilyn Minter in 1990. You would have seen them on breaks from Letterman or Arsenio mixed in with commercials for M&Ms or frozen dinners.
Drop me a line, we say it so often. As a line, language is dimensional—a connection between two points, two telephones, two computers. From the 1970s publication Radical Software, which she co-edited, to her own studio practice incorporating video, language, and memory, Beryl Korot pushes the line between technology and communication especially pertinent in a time when communication is technology.
Her exhibition Text/Weave/Line—Video, 1977–2010, currently on view at the Aldrich Museum, brings together her seminal multi-channel video work Text/Commentary, which debuted in 1977 at Leo Castelli Gallery, along with two text-based video portraits of Florence Nightingale and Etty Hillesum.