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November 07, 2006

Daniel Langlois Foundation


Interview with Per Biorn

Interview with Per Biorn :: During 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, presented from October 13 to 23, 1966, at the 69th Regiment Armory (New York, NY, U.S.), engineer Per Biorn designed technological components to control various elements (projectors, objects, lights) used in the performance Carriage Discreteness by Yvonne Rainer. He also built a number of TEEM decoders and contributed to the development of the Ground Effect Machine, a compressed air module used in Vehicle by Lucinda Childs. Following 9 Evenings, in addition to his work with Bell Telephone Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ, U.S.), Biorn continued to design and build technological components for numerous artists. He also restored a number of works of art.

This interview with Mr. Biorn, produced by the Daniel Langlois Foundation, was taped on August 25, 2004, in Berkeley Heights (NJ, U.S.). Present at the interview were Julie Martin, Vincent Bonin and Éric Legendre. The interview has been divided into chapters to facilitate navigation and listening

Posted by jo at November 7, 2006 10:30 AM