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VID Magazine, Vol. 2, Number 1, 1987
First video revolution Now the video revelation.

ORCHID LIVE PERFORMANCE at SIGGRAPH 86, Dallas Convention Center, TX

The Amiga, the Videophiles Dream
by David Easley
Because of the precision and flexibility of the Amiga computing power we are beginning to see and hear some astounding video art. At SIGGRAPH 86 in Dallas, the outstanding video artist Jo Ann Gillerman presented "Orchid, A Lice Performance". This piece was a daring and sensual montage of live nude performers and real time computer generated graphics. To accomplish this Gillerman used two Amigas, the Fairlight C.V.I., a four minute Deluxe Video script, and the Amiga Live Digitizer.

* "daring"... ORCHID a Live Performance at Siggraph 86 was  performed in real-time Live in front of Audience of 30,000 on pre-released Amiga Computers.

                  JoAnn Gillerman


The Amiga 1000 was released in July 1985, but production problems kept it from becoming widely available until early 1986. The best-selling model, the Amiga 500, was introduced in 1987 along with the more expandable Amiga 2000.


'Orchid a Live Performance' Jo Ann Gillerman and Rob Terry
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