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A-Journey / Williams, Emmett., 1979

Identifier: CC-56962-62936

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Scope and Contents

These prints, depicted as reproductions in this issue, were shown in a show entitled Generations and Continuities (1979-1980) held at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University.At the opening of the exhibition Yo-Yo Ma himself performed Incidental Music for Yo-Yo Ma, playing a Bach unaccompanied suite, accompanied by the late Ivan Tcherepnin making waves of electronic distortion to match the progressive complexity of the score. There were five suites of serigraphs shown in the exhibition - Eros, Shakespeare's XXXth, A-Journey, Impressions of Japan and Incidental Music for Yo-Yo Ma were produced by Edition Noël at Harvard in 1979-1980. All of them are based on experiments in the electrostatic distortion and generation of texts and images. To oversimplify: I used the Xerox 3100 duplicating machine at Leverett House, Harvard University, as a creative tool to perform tasks that makers, buyers and users of such machines used to consider (a) a misuse of sophisticated hardware, (b) a costly waste of time, and (c) the sign of a slight aberration on the part of the artist. But I'­m happy to say that many of these makers and buyers and users have added these five suites to their collections over the years. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1979



0 See container summary (10 prints (silkscreen)) ; prints 97 x 39 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

flat files

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Edition Noel. Signed by: Emmett Willikams 1979 (l.r.). Nationality of creator: American. General: About 26 total copies. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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