Thursday, 1 July 2010

Peter Donebauer & The Videokalos

I always thought that most video synthesizers were a product of 1970s American experimental film and video art but I'm finding more and more instances of project based in other countries. Here is a synthesizer from Britain! The Videokalos was developed in 1975 and 1976 by Peter Donebauer (a pioneer of british video art) with help from ex EMS engineer Richard Monkhouse who also developed The Videosizer and the Spectre. There are some excellent essays and information about it and video art in general on Peters site so I wont repeat it here go there!


  1. I just stumbled upon Peter Donebauer's work and it's amazing! As I was searching informations on him, I found your blog! I associate video synthesizer with americans a lot too, and it's always interesting to find out that it was happening in other parts of the world as well!

  2. yeah so far I have found early works by artists in Russia, Sweden, Australia and even Finland (as well as UK, Canada and America)

    I'm sure ill find more soon
    I just got a copy of studio international for 1976 and its a video art special!