Elastic Fax 1

Eduardo Kac
Source: Eduardo Kac

Eduardo Kac

Elastic Fax 1 ,
Co-workers & Funding
realization: Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Elastic Fax
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  • Elastic Fax I, 1991 (detail).Fragment of 30-meter (99 feet) long fax roll created collectivelly through the Elastic Fax I network
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Elastic Fax I, created by Eduardo Kac, was realized at the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1991. Artists worldwide were invited to transmit sequences of images to form a self-editing faxfilm. Sequences were added automatically in the order received. The entire 30-meter (99 feet) roll of thermal fax paper was used uncut and displayed in one piece on a wall at the Museum. As the viewer walked by this telematic scroll, he became a moving projector, thus animating the faxfim strip.
  • aesthetics
    • assembled
    • interactive
    • telematic
  • genres
    • telematic art
  • technology
    • displays
      • non-electronic displays
Technology & Material
Eduardo Kac, Elastic Fax I, 1991 (detail).
Fragment of 30-meter (99 feet) long fax roll created collectivelly through the Elastic Fax I network.
  • Kac, Eduardo. »Telepresence Art and Net Ecology.« In The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology on the Internet, edited by Ken GoldbergCambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
  • Kac, Eduardo and Marcel.li Antunez Roca. »Robotic Art.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 5, no. 5 (May 1997).
  • Kac, Eduardo. »Interactive Art on the Internet.« In Ars Electronica 1995. Welcome to the Wired World, edited by Peter Weibel and Karl Gerber, 170-179. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 1995.
  • Kac, Eduardo. »Sur la notion d`art en tant que dialogue visuel.« In Art-Reseaux, edited by Karen O'Rourke, 20-23. Paris: Centres d`Etudes et de Recherches en Arts Plastique, Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992.