David Blair
contact: blair@telepathic-movie.com

Most recent exhibitions:

Solo Exposition: The Telepathic Place, Season 23, The Camera Train Arrives From Space, Galerie de L'Angle, Paris, 9-16
Theatrical Projection: “Wax…”, Home Theatre Complex, Manchester [2-16]
Performance: “The Telepathic Place”, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY [6-15]
Installation: “The Telepathic Place”, two channels in videoconference room, headquarters of the CNES (French Space Agency), Paris [3-15]
Resident Artist, Observatoire de l'Espace/CNES [Centre National des Etudes Spatiales/French Space Agency] [2015-17]
Theatrical Projection: “Wax…”, Hackney Picture House, London [11-14]
Video: “Wax…” on looping monitor, as part of “The Listening Eye”, Macba, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona [5-8.14]
Solo Exposition: “The Telepathic Place”, Harvestworks, NY [6-14]
Solo Exposition: “The Telepathic Place”, in 5 rooms at MuHKA, Musuem of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, June-Sept 2013
Installation: “Parallel Thoughts will take the Shape of Plaster Bubbles”, two channles, Zebrastraat, Gent, 10/13

Career Narrative
Principal Dates

1979- present Video/computer/installation artist

1979-1985 New York : Numerous short videos and films

1991 “Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees ” (85:00),
in co-production with ZDF-TV, Germany;
distributed in cinemas in the USA, Japon, and Australia.

1995-97 Tokyo : Artist residencies in Japan
[NEA, Tokyo University],

1993-2012 Development of Waxweb,
a version of Wax for the internet
[Wax was the first film on the internet, in May 1993]

1994-present New York/Tokyo/Paris : Working on my second long project:
“The Telepathic Place”

2013: First solo museum exposition for “The Telepathic Place”,
5 rooms at MuHKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
June to Sept 9 2013


Grand Prize, 6th International Video Festival, 1992, CICV, Montbeliard, France

Co-production with Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, ZDF-TV Germany,
producing editor: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger , 1989

ZDF funding matched by combined grants from:
New York State Council for the Arts, 1986
New York Foundation for the Arts, 1987
Jerome Foundation, 1987
National Endowment for the Arts, 1987
Checkerboard Foundation, 1988
New York State Council for the Arts, 1989
American Film Institute, 1989

Waxweb [multimedia]
New York State Council for the Arts, 1994 (Waxweb)

Telepathic Place
National Endowment for the Arts, 1995 (Lost Tribes)
New York State Council for the Arts, 1998 (Lost Tribes)
National Endowment for the Arts, 1999 (Lost Tribes)

Japan/US Friendship Commission, 1995
Visiting Artist, University of Tokyo, 1996

Section of “Telepathic Place” for Animate Projects, London, 2010
Section of “Telepathic Place”: for “Danish Girls Show Everything”,
20 director 35mm feature film produced by Holland House/
Culture Capital Europe 1996, Copenhagen
“Prototype, “Telepathic Place”: NTT Intercommunication Museum 1995. Exhibition, Tokyo

Museum of Modern Art, NY (“Wax…”)


December, 1994, Yomiuri TV, Osaka, Japan
September, 1994: ORF, Austria
October, 1991 (ZDF, Germany. “WAX…” was created
in co-production with German Public Television,
for the program “Das Kleine Fernsehspiel”. )

( “*” indicates engagement with more than 5 screenings)
Home Theatre Complex, Manchester UK [2-16]
Hackney Picture House, London, UK [11-14]
Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO. (1.94)
*Stage One Cinema, Charleston, SC (10.93) (7 shows)
*Ryder Film Series, Bloomington, IN (10.93) (7 shows)
*Ken, San Diego, CA (10.93) (6 shows)
University Film Society, UC Boulder, CO. (10.93)
*Valhalla Theatre, Sydney, Australia (9-10.93) (at least 15 shows)
* unknown theatres in Kyoto, Osaka, Okinawa (10.93) (6-15 shows each)
Pittsburg Filmmakers (New Visions), Pittsburg, PA (9.93)
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (9.93)
Carolina Cinema, Chapel Hill, NC (8.93)
*Towne Cinema, San Jose, CA (8.93) (6 shows)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (8.93)
*Newburyport Cinema, Newburyport, MA (8.93) (7 shows)
Coolidge Corner Cinema, Brookline, MA (8.93)
*Dobie, Austin, TX (8.93) (7 shows)
SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC (7.93)
*Parco 3, Shibuya, Tokyo (7-9.93) (60 shows)
Sputnik Theatre, Berlin (7.93)
*Biograph, Washington DC (7.93) (10 shows)
*Capri, Anchorage, Alaska (6.93) (7 shows)
Reel Cinema, Cincinnati, Ohio (5.93)
Cinestudio, Hartford, CN (5.93)
theatres in Antwerp, Den Haag, Gent, and Amsterdam (4-6.93)
Southwest Film Center, Albuquerque, NM (4.93)
*NuArt Cinema, LA (4.93) (6 shows)
Sonoma State, Rohnert Park, CA (4.93)
*Harvard Film Archives, Boston (4.93) (12 shows)
Webster University, St. Louis (3.93)
*Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, Maine (3.93) (6 shows)
*The Movies, Portland, Maine (3.93) (6 shows)
*Music Box, Chicago (2.93) (12 shows)
*UC Berkeley (1.93) (12 shows)
*Roxie Cinema, San Francisco (1.93) (26 shows)
Scala, London (12.92)
Rialto Cinema, Amsterdam (12.92)
*Arizona Center for the Media Arts, Tucson, AZ (12.92) (6 shows)
*Cleveland Cinematheque (11.92) (6 shows)
*University Film Society, Minneapolis (10.92) (12 shows)
Kunstmuseum, Bern (9.92)
*Public Theatre, NY (8.92) (24 shows)
* ICA, London (8.92) (8 shows)
Montreal Cinematheque, Canada (5.92)
Regina Public Library, Canada (4.92)
Donnell Library Media Center, New York (4.92)
Metro Cinema, Edmonton, Canada (3.92)
Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Canada (1.92)

Rotterdam Film Festival (2.11)
Tate Modern, London (3.09)
Museum of Modern Art, New York (12.00)
X-Works, Paris, France (12.92)
Pacific Film Archives, San Francisco (1.01)
Video Les Beaux Jours, Strausbourg (7.00)
V2, Netherlands (3.93)
UnitN, Vienna, Austria (3.93)
Unspeakable Practices, Brown University (2.92)
Knitting Factory, NY (1.93)
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge (2.93)
Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio (1.93)
FNAC, Caen, France (12.92)
Facets Video Theatre, Chicago (1.17-19, six screenings)
Cyberfest at New Langton Arts, San Francisco (11.92)
Stanford Computer Systems Lab Colloquium [11.92]
LACE, Los Angeles (7.92)
Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley (2.20)

The world premiere of “WAX…” took place at a private screening
in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on September 19th, 1991.

Rotterdam International Film Festival [cineconcert] (3.11)

—- Selected Group Exhibitions—–

Galerie de l'Angle, Paris [9-16]
Harvestworks, New York [6-14]
MuHKA, Antwerp [6-9.13]

CNES [Centre Nationale des Etudes Spatiales/French Space Agency], Paris [2-15]
Zebrastraat, Gent [10.13]
Rotterdam International Film Festival [2.11]
Atelier Bis, Paris [5.10]
Maison Populaire, Montreuil [1.10]
“Apparent Motion”, EACC, Castellon, Spain, October, 2000
Traces de Vies, Clermont Ferrand, 2000
Galerie Zoo, Strausbourg, July, 2000
Fukui Biennale, Fukui, Japan, November, 1999
Etats Generaux de l'Ecriture Interactive, Paris, November 1999
Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria, September, 1999
net_Condition, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, September, 1999
Bug, Melbourne Film Festival, July, 1999
Videoformes, France, April 1999
2nd Mostra d'Art CD; MECAD, Barcelona, Spain, 1999
Festival de Creacion, Pamplona (1999)
Art in General, New York, 1999
Peripheral Visions, dLux Media, Sydney, 1999
Kino-Eye, Antwerp Film Museum, November 1998
World Wide Video Festival, Staedlijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1998
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, 1998
Falkirk Gallery, San Rafael, California, 1998
Mill Valley Film Festival, California, 1998
Montreal New Festival of New Cinema/New Media, October 1998
VIPER Festival, Switzerland, 1997 and 1998
MuuMedia Festival, Finland, 1998
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, 1997
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, 1997
Burning the Interface (10 city museum tour in Australia, 1995-7)
Interactive Media Festival, 1995 (Los Angeles ), in competition
SIGGRAPH 1995 (Interactive Communities), Los Angeles, CA
Electra (March 1995) Oslo, Norway
V2, Rotterdam, 1995
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, 1994
SIGGRAPH 1994 (The Edge), Orlando, Florida
ICC on the Web (November 1994) Tokyo
MetaTokyo web-based exhibition, commissioned by P3, Tokyo

Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY (6-15)
Sonic Protest, Paris (2016)
IRL, Paris (2015)
IRL, Paris (2011)
Pyramid Club, New York [Monkey Monk performance] [1984]

FILM/VIDEO [group]:
Rotterdam International Film Festival [2011]
Anthology Film Archives [2011]
Tate Modern, London [2009]
Theatrical Premiere : “Danish Girls Show Everything”
Culture Capital Europe, Copenhagen, 1996
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
Victoria International Film Festival, Canada
Santa Fe Film Expo, New Mexico
Figueroa da Foz, Portugal
Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, Hawaii
Yamagata Documentary Film Festival
European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany
Montreal Intl. Festival of New Cinema and Video
The Geneva International Video Festival
American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles
Berlin International Video Festival
New Visions, Glasgow
World Wide Video Festival, The Hague
FIFOM Computer Film Festival, Montreal
MuuMedia Video Festival, Helsinki
Atlanta Film and Video Festival
Mediawave '92, Hungary
Montbeliard Video Festival, France (Grand Prize)
TISEA (Third International Seminar on Electronic Arts), Sydney
Experimenta, Melbourne, Australia
Dallas Video Festival
Internacional Video Festival Cidade de Vigo
Prix Futura, Berlin
International Video Festival Cadiz
National Film Theatre, London, 1995
Imagina 1995, Monte Carlo
V2, Rotterdam, 1995
Maniacs of Disapearance program:
distributed to more than 40 sites worldwide through Japan Society
[and many others]

Ecole de Beaux Arts, Renne [11.10]
Ecole de Beaux Arts, Valenciennes [5.07]
Upgrade, Paris [2.07]
USIA Centers: Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kyoto (1995/6)
ISEA (Chicago, 1994; Finland, 1995)
Nagoya City Art Museum (1995)
Box Higashi Nakano, Tokyo (1995)
International House Japan (1995)
National Film Theatre, London (1995)
Berlin Video Festival , Germany (1997)
ICC, Tokyo (1997)
AFI, Los Angeles (1997)
EMAF, Osnabruck (1998)
Mediatheque, Herouville, France (1999)
Melbourne Film Festival (1999)
Artspace, Sydney (1999)
ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999)
Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia (1999)
Recontres Art Electronique, Rennes, France (1999)
Digital Directions Speaker Series, University of Virginia (1999)
Sala HAL, Universitat Pempeu Fabra, Barcelona (2000)
Tate Modern, London (2009)
[and many others]


Book-length anthologies:
Electronic Culture, Aperture Press, ed. Druckrey, 1996
After Yesterday’s Crash, Penguin, ed. McCaffery, 1996
2oth Century Media, Just Systems, ed. Kubota, 1996
In Memorium to Post-Modernism, SDSC Press, ed. Amerika, 1995
Parallel Universe, Tokyo University Press, ed. Sato, 1997
Creating Personalities, Springer, ed. Various, 1995

Magazine (selected):
Millenium Film Journal, 1995 [cover]
Turbulences [France] (focus of special artist issue) 1999 [cover]
Journal of Japan Society for Simulation, 1997 [cover]
ASCII, 1995-7
Andere Sinema, 1996
Eureka, 1997

[and many others]