In collaboration with the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work

T.V. to See the Sky, Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V.

T.V. to See the Sky

Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V.

June 21, 2021, beginning at sunrise 5:42AM Pacific Standard Time and continuing for 24 hours
This event is inspired by Yoko Ono’s second conceptualization of SKY T.V. in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery,
which she described as “a T.V. just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low
sky, etc.” SKY T.V. 1966 (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as “a closed circuit T.V.
set up in the gallery for looking at the sky”. It broadcasts a live video feed of the sky from above the
building where it was installed—a way to bring the sky inside, even if a space lacked windows. In
collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work will present a 24-hour video streaming of the sky via Zoom. A network of international institutions will
participate in a live broadcast of the sky transmitted to audiences at home. At a time of profound
revolution and reflection, a time of restricted travel but great desire for connection, we seek to draw
upon Ono’s invocation of the sky as a space of generative possibility and renewal as well as a territory
beyond the reach of capital and ownership. The event takes place on June 21, 2021 to coincide with and
celebrate the Solstice and the Strawberry Moon Eclipse (June 20-24).

You can register for the Zoom event here: Register

The event will also be live-streaming to The Getty Research Institute’s Youtube page during the entire program. Watch on Youtube

June 21, 2021 @ 7:42 am
June 22, 2021 @ 7:42 am