Past Exhibitions

The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection

Exhibition Through September 27, 2009

This exhibition of work from the Museum's permanent collection traces experiments with electronic media art from the late 1960s to the present day. It begins with a gallery of pioneering early single-channel video work from the 1970s that evolved from sculpture, and body-oriented performances. Subsequent galleries have room-sized video installations that first emerged with the advent of new projection technologies in the 1980s and also more recent work in digital media from the past decade.

The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection features an international roster of artists including: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Cory Arcangel, Jeremy Blake, Kota Ezawa, Chris Burden, John Baldessari, Isaac Julien, Christian Marclay, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Alan Rath, Robin Rhode, Pipilotti Rist, Shirley Shor, Tim Sullivan, Diana Thater, Mungo Thomson, Bill Viola, and William Wegman.

"A greatest hits of previously seen installations and conceptual artwork."
- OC Weekly

Image Credits:
Christian Marclay, Telephones, 1995; Video, edition of 250; 7 min.; Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge

Cory Arcangel and Frankie Martin, 414-3-Rave-95, 2005; Single channel video; Collection of the Orange County Museum of Art

Alan Rath, Watcher II, 1999, Aluminum, custom electronics, acrylic, two cathode ray tubes; 30 x 33 x 15 inches; Gift of the Curator's Circle

Exhibition Credits

This exhibition is organized by Karen Moss, deputy director for exhibitions and programs, Orange County Museum of Art.


The official media sponsor of the Orange County Museum of Art is The Orange County Register.