ETC History 1971-73


 History 1971-72


Funding was received from the New York State Council on the Arts for construction of the Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer. One system was designed and built in 1972 at the Center by Shuya Abe and Nam June Paik for eventual placement at the TV Lab at WNET-TV. This system was used while still at the Center to produce a portion of Paik's "The Selling of New York", included in the PBS series Carousel, broadcast in 1972 by WNET. A second system was built for the Artist in Residency program at the Center and used in 1972 by artists such as Ernie Gehr, Hollis Frampton, Jackson MacLow and filmmaker Nick Ray, and also included in exhibitions at the Bonino Gallery in New York and the Everson Museum in Syracuse. A raster scan manipulation devise was also constructed, the principles of which were defined by Paik's early tv experiments such as "Dancing Patterns". In February 1972 in a collaborative exhibition with Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman at the Everson Museum "TV Bed" and "TV Cello" were exhibited, both designed and built by Ralph Hocking at the Center. The Center's name is changed to the Experimental Television Center.

 History 1972-73


The Residency Program continued, including artists such as Tom DeWitt and Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, John Reilly, Rudi Stern and Peer Bode. Walter Wright was an Artist in Residence, actively conducting workshops in electronic imaging throughout the State and Canada. Workshops were conducted for the New York State Art Teachers Annual Conference, and at the Everson Museum and The Kitchen. Works from the Experimental Television Center, a large exhibition produced for the Everson Museum, included installations, tapes and performances. Many individuals and groups from the community produced tapes, and participated in workshops. These tapes as well as artists' tapes were cablecast weekly in the series "Access", produced by the Center.