Work in the MOMA collection
Biographical material, correspondence, project files, writings, videos, photographs, works of art, and printed material regarding Paul Ryan’s career as a video artist, writer, and theoretician.
Ryan’s work appeared in the groundbreaking exhibition TV as a Creative Medium at the Howard Wise Gallery in 1969, and he was a member of the Raindance media collective as well as contributor to its seminal video journal Radical Software. Much of Ryan’s theoretical work focuses on triadic behavior – the interrelation of three units or persons – codified by Ryan into the concept of “threeing” and the Earthscore Notational System which incorporates video to address issues of ecological sustainability…
Paul Ryan video
From Paul Ryan’s Triadic Tapes (1975), Nature in NYC (1989), and Bronx Falls (1988)