Bill Ham
b. 1932

Ham, an Abstract Expressionist, was the manager of the building where Elias Romero lived. Romero collaborated on a theater piece with Ham, eventually loaning him his projector. Ham began experimenting with what he called “electric action painting” in his basement studio. In 1964, Ham collaborated with Spencer and Romero on The Run, Lee Breuer’s experimental theater piece at the Tape Center. That same year, he constructed a four-by-six-foot light mural designed to operate continuously. This piece was installed at Virginia …

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Electric light painting