Artists' Television Access

The Mad Dreams of Irving Bleak

Installation by Carl Diehl

Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am

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Reknowned dogologist and inventor, made famous by teaching a mastiff how to play the piano, and later notorious for his insane ambition to create singing fruit. During a period of utter destitution, brought about by his compulsive gambling habits, an ill advised bet in a high-stakes poker match cost him his body.

With the aid of modern technology, his brain lives on. A mental transmitter , based loosely on Bleak”s own crackpot ideas(fig.6), send a live feed from within Bleak”s living brain to a video monitor ! There is much to be learned from the mad dreams of Irving Bleak

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