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Black Gate Cologne (Piene, Otto; Tambellini, Aldo), 1968

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of the medium TV.»[44] And the year before that, WDR Cologne had opened its new TV studio for electronic image manipulation with the elaborate «Black Gate Cologne» intermedia event, staged by the artists Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini. And in Sweden and England, and also at other American TV stations, cooperation with artists started at almost the same time around 1968–1969.[45] How did this enormous change of mood come about, with TV programs as the white hope for art, rather than wearing yourself out at the boob tube as a representative of some criticism of the system? The impetus comes from the artists as well as the


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