Cage organizes an untitled event at Black Mountain College
consisting of non-coordinated actions in different media (with Merce Cunningham, Charles
Olson, Robert Rauschenberg, and David Tudor).
In Milan, the group "les spatialistes" draws up its manifesto for
The professional video recorder, produced by the American company Ampex, is imported
for the first time. This very cumbersome equipment is mainly used by technicians at
Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (RTF).
June Paik meets John Cage in Darmstadt. From 1958 to 1961, Paik works with Karl-Heinz
Stockhausen in the Studio für Elektronische Musik at the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) in
A sketch in George Brecht's notebook, dated 25
June, shows a "television piece", an assemblage of nine working televisions
forming what would now be called a video wall. In the notes relating to his
"television piece", Brecht enumerates in detail the possibilities for
intervening: "picture and horizontal adjustment, sound, volume, tuning depends on
TV-décollage (events and actions for the Millions in
1959) by Wolf Vostell.
Allan Kaprow presents 18 Happenings in Six Parts at the Reuben Gallery in New York.