DOUGLAS DAVIS



Born 1933 in Washington, D.C.
In early November 1989, student Robert Lewis helped Gary Day complete the edition. Each impression was accented with hand coloring, the addition of a red colored shirt, and individualized through the application of a thematically related yet unique photograph of a figure or figures standing in an open innocuous space such as an airport or shopping mall and looking up at what appears to be a surveillance camera. Hailed a pioneer of television/video art, Davis collaborated during Documenta 6 in 1977 with Nam June Paik and Joseph Beuys on the first global satellite television program by artists. Aside from writing architectural criticism for Newsweek magazine since 1969, he has published several books on new media art including in 1993, The Five Myths of TV Power (or, Why the Medium is Not the Message), which underscored the importance of the viewer, or the "human" element, in media theory.




3 Man Song With Father And Foot I
1989; photo intaglio, photo collage and relief on Arches Cover Buff; sheet: 30 x 22 3/8 (76.2 x 55.88); edition of 30)