Authoring Systems & the Art They Wrought

  • Nell Tenhaaf's Us and/or Them
  • Videotex Database
  • 1983

For my first database work, I wanted to make an artwork that would circulate outside the gallery system, and to use a database tree structure to make a portrait of false choice – or more accurately, propose that choice might exceed an obvious binary. This database was presented several times from mainframe computers via public access terminals.