Sherrie Rabinowitz

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Sherrie Rabinowitz
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Born1950 (1950)
Died2013 (aged 62–63)
EducationUniversity of California Berkeley
Known forVideo Art
Partner(s)Kit Galloway

Sherrie Rabinowitz (1950–2013)[1] co-founded the Electronic Café International (ECI), a performance space and real café housed in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, California, with Kit Galloway.[2]

She studied at University of California Berkeley and was involved with a collective called Optic Nerve, which created underground video and guerrilla television.

From the mid 1970s onwards, Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz created numerous art works which could be categorized as communication aesthetics, telecollaborative art, telematic art, cyber art, and digital theatre.[3] One example of their work is the 1977 "Satellite Arts Project: A Space with No Boundaries," which created composite images of two dancers in California and two dancers in Maryland, and was supported by NASA.[4] Another example is their 1980 satellite relay project Hole in Space which connected public spaces in New York and Los Angeles with live audio and life-sized video.[5]

She died in 2013, from complications due to multiple sclerosis.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Media pioneer Sherrie Rabinowitz passes". Dr. Future Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ Huffman, Kathy Rae. "Video and Architecture: Beyond the Screen." Ars Electronica: Facing the Future, a Survey of Two Decades (1999): 135-39.
  3. ^ Wilson, Stephen. Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262731584.
  4. ^ Shanken, Edward A.; Ascott, Roy (2003). Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness. Berkeley: CA: University of California Press. p. 60. ISBN 9780520218031.
  5. ^ "Satellite Arts Project 1977". Electronic Cafe. Retrieved 2008-09-23.