06/15/1979 - 07/15/1979

Art Museum of South Texas

This exhibition, organized by the Museum of Modern Art, has been described as one of the most unusual exhibitions of American photography ever and consisted of twelve 6-foot long panoramic color photographs of the American landscape taken with the Cirkut camera by photographer Jerry Dantzic. The Cirkut camera was designed at the turn of the century but was rarely used and never successfully used with color film. The camera can take a continuous 360-degree picture while being revolved by a motor at a pre-determined speed. Dantzic has adopted the obsolescent camera because of his conviction that it possesses aesthetic possibilities that have never been formally realized. Dantzic took most of these pictures while on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977.