FAX ART .....1972-2013


From the Mail_Art, to the Fax_Art.
The fax machine has been the precursor of Internet because it was the first tool that allowed the possibility to transmit images and texts in real time. The artists have use it as a new tool, even if it did not offered a good image quality, because it allowed the communication and interaction in real time through any place that had a good quickly and stable telephone line.



1972 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The first experiences with the fax as a transmission tool took place at the Generative Systems Department at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972 where the fax machine, among other copiers for the students, were used to transmit images and texts in real time.

1993. At the Circle of Fine Arts in Madrid, with her students at the workshop de Arte Actual in 1992, she developed one of the most important fax installations of her carrier, the Fax-Station. This station at the Circle was the platform to send and to receive images and texts from all over the world. A fax machine, as a reception point, was hanging from the ceiling and falling to the floor to form a pyramid of contents.
The "Circulo" was also the station place in Madrid from where she organized the exchanges with other international art centers to develop projects sending messages in real time with important European, American and Canadian institutions.




1990 People to people, Fax-Art, Praga.

1990 City Portraits, Fax-Art, Galerie Donguy, París.

1992 Art Electro-images, Groupe A-Z, Museo Xantus Janos Gior, Hungría.

1992 The longing of the electronic media for nature, Fax-Art, Gmund, Colonia.

1992 Reseau du Nouveau Monde, "Machines a Comuniquer", Cité de les Sciences et de l'Industrie de la Villete, París.

1992 Art Reseaux, Fax-Art, Galerie Bernanos de la Sorbona, París (catálogo).

1992 Performance de Binarización, Documenta Kassel Memoria humana del siglo xx, Alemania.

1992 Facultad de BB AA de Salamanca con Pedro Garhel.

1994 The Electronic River, Renshaw Gallery, McMinnville, Oregón.

1995 Bilbograph 95 Sala Rekalde de Bilbao

2009 FAX en el Drowing Center de New York Abril-Julio

2009 -2011 Touring Schedule: Plug In Institute of Conttemporary Art Enero 2010 Manitoba R3C 0EB Canada. Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, College at Cortland, New York October 7, 2010 - December 10, 2010 New Galerie Paris, France November 6, 2010 - December 18, 2010 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts February 17, 2011 - April 3, 2011. FAX Gallery One Auckland City New Zeland 8-29 April 2011

2013 Festival Transmediale, Memoblast fax performance, Berlin

2013 Click Festival, Memoblast fax performance paying homage to the Fax works of Marisa Gonzalez, en Dinamarca del 8 al 11 Mayo 2013.