art/tapes/22 was a pioneering video studio in Florence, Italy operated by Maria Gloria Bicocchi from 1973 to 1976. Over 150 seminal artists’ videotapes were produced and distributed by art/tapes/22. It was Europe’s first production and distribution studio for artist’s videos, engaging artists the world over including Long Beach based Bill Viola who was the technical director from 1974-76.
At the end of 1976 the studio closes and sells all the works produced and part of the photographic documentation of Gianni Melotti to the ASAC Historical Archive of Contemporary Arts of the Venice Biennale. After restoration, the works produced by Art / tapes / 22 are now available for consultation in Venice.

A selection of video works produced by art/tapes/22

Vito Acconci
Come Back, 1973, b/w, 33í 24î, sound
Full Circle, 1973, b/w, 32í 43î, sound
Home Movies, 1973, b/w, 33í 24î, sound
Indirect Approches, 1973, b/w, 33í 11î, sound
Theme Song, 1973, b/w, 33í 19î, sound

Vincenzo Agnetti
Documentario N?2, 1973, b/w, 8í, sound

Enrico Bafico
Corrispondenze n. 1, 1975, b/w, 11í 29î, sound
Corrispondenze n. 2, 1975, b/w, 13í 38î, sound

John Baldessarri
The Italian Tape, 1974, b/w, 8í 32î, sound, produced by the artist for art/tapes/22 in New York, in collaboration with Sonnabend Video Films Corporation

Alighiero Boetti
CiÚ che sempre parla in silenzio Ë il corpo, 1974, b/w, 1í, mute

Christian Boltanski
La vie est triste, la vie est gaie, 1974, b/w, 25í, sound
Quelque souvenir de jeunesse, 1974, b/w, 14í 45î, sound

Chris Burden
Afternoon at Portarossa Hotel, 1975, b/w, 14í 48î, sound
Car Nut, 1975, b/w, 27í, sound
Guru for Detroit, 1975, b/w, 14í 48î, sound
Italian Interview by Alexis Smith, part I, 1975, b/w, 46í 05î, sound
Italian Interview by Alexis Smith, part II, 1975, b/w, 30í, sound

Daniel Buren
VidÈo-Souvenir, (Recouvrant-EffaÁant 3), 1974, b/w, 2í, sound

Pierpaolo Calzolari
No title 1, 1974, b/w, 10í 33î, sound
No title 2, 1974, b/w, 6í, sound

Sandro Chia
Di come il fuoco rigenera la candela, 1975, b/w, 23í 54î, mute
Tempo medio per un videotape, 1975, b/w, 7í 17î, mute
The Nave-Less Singe, 1975, b/w, 8í, mute

Andrea Daninos
Show of Everybodyís Death, 1974, b/w, 7í 05î, sound

Gino De Dominicis
Videotape, 1974, b/n, 2í 09î, sound

Marco Del Re
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, 1974, b/w, 11í 29î, sound
Come Sbarcare il Lunario, 1975, b/w, 15í, sound
Safari Horror, 1975, b/w, 17í 28î, sound
Safari Means Trip, 1975, b/w, 14í, sound
Souvenir di Firenze parte I ñ Tema di Piazza Vittoria, 1975, b/w, 28í 57î, sound
Souvenir di Firenze parte II ñ Tema di Piazza Vittoria, 1975, b/w, 30í, sound
Theme for a Race of Survival, 1975, b/w, 15í 14î, sound
Una Sadica Indiscrezione, 1975, b/w, 15í 14î, sound

Andrea Granchi
I militari, 1975, b/w, 2í 33î, sound

Frank Gillette
Three Tuscan Fields and the Birds of Madagascar, 1974, b/w, 30í, sound

Rebecca Horn
Videotape n. 3, 1973, b/w, 29í 46 ì, sound

Taka Ito Iimura
Field Work, 1974, b/w, 25í, sound
Self Identity, 1974, b/w, 20í 58î, sound

Joan Jonas
Merlo, 1974, b/w, 10í 53î, sound

Allan Kaprow
Then, 1974, b/w, 23í 38î, sound, in collaboration with Galleria Multipla, Milan
Third Routine, 1974, b/w, 59í 49î, sound

Jannis Kounellis
No title, 1973, b/w, 25í, sound

Les Levines
Les Levineís Firenze, 1974, b/w, 29í 20î, sound

Urs L¸thi
Interview I, 1974, b/w, 25í 57î, sound, in collaboration with Galleria Schema, Florence
Morire díAmore, 1974, b/w, 8í 49î, sound
Self Portrait, 1974, b/w, 8í 07î, sound

Gerald Minkoff
Frivolezza, 1975, b/w, 10í 34î, sound
The Sixtina Misunderstanding, 1975, b/w, 5í 39î, sound
This is not a piano piece (also known as This is a piano piece), 1975, b/w, 23í 30î, mute
Video Blind: First Touch, Second Touch, Third Touch, 1975, b/w, 19í 11î, sound

Maurizio Nannucci
The Missing Poemi s the Poem, 1974, b/w, 15í 54î, sound

Muriel Olesen
Jim, Jill and Jane, John, 1975, b/w, 15í, sound
No title, 1975, b/w, 15í, sound, produced by the artist for art/tapes/22 in New York, in collaboration with Sonnabend Video Films Corporation

Luciano Ori
Poesia visiva, 1974, b/w, 16í 17î, sound

Jean Otth
Limite B (Le Lac), 1973, b/w, 12í 34î, sound
Limite E (Le Lac), 1973, b/w, 10í 56î, sound
Portrait de Laura Papi, 1975, b/w, 12í 05î, sound

Charlemagne Palestine
Body Music 1, 1974, b/w, 5í, sound, in collaboration with Sonnabend Video Films Corporation
Body Music 2, 1974, b/w, 8í 03î, sound

Giulio Paolini
Unisono, 1974, b/w, 1í 03î, sound

Claudio Parmiggiani
Delocazione, 1974, b/w, 8í 13î, sound

Alberto Pirelli
Riconoscere, il riconoscimento, 1974, b/w, 23í 57î, sound
Stay Tuned, 1974, b/w, 20í, sound

Lucio Pozzi
A Boetti Suggestion, 1975, b/w, 42í, mute
Portrait of Maria Gloria, 1975, b/w, 1í 09î, mute
Two times, 1975, b/w, 5í 10î, mute
Updownleftright (left monitor, right monitor), 1975, b/w, 10í 40î, mute

Adulf Rainer
Confrontation with my videoimage, 1974, b/w, 35í 39î, sound
Mouth Piece, 1974, b/w, 6í 35î, sound
Slow Motion, 1974, b/w, 9í 53î, sound

Willoughby Sharp
Break, 1973, b/w, monitor 1 19í 44î, monitor 2 30í, sound

Bill Viola
Eclipse, 1974, b/w, 18í 55î, sound
Gravitation Pull / Gravitational Pull, 1974, b/w, 10í, sound