A tribute screening for ETC from the anthology DVD set.
Events by Year
Angie Eng, Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus of LoVid, Koosil-Ja Hwang, Kabir Carter, Abigail Child, Alex Hahn, Eunjung Hwang, Mary Mattingly, Jillian McDonald, Tammy McGovern, Federico Muelas, Laura Parnes, Jennifer Reeves, Jason Van Anden, Jeremy Xido and Adam Zaretsky
With the assistance of the Daniel Langlois Foundation in 2004, as well as by the New York State Council on the Arts, we are focused presently on early video/media instruments - those tools designed individually or by artists and technologists working collaboratively, as well as innovative commercial devices. This research links associated texts, documentation, technical data, maker biographies and interviews, and tapes produced on these systems. Content derives from our tool and paper archives. We are electronically photographing the devices, and in some cases, creating moving image records of the functioning of the tool. We are scanning associated texts, documentation, and ephemera related to events which include posters, exhibition program notes, exhibition catalogs; and audio and video interviews. The data would be published on the existing History Project Website
Awards for 2004 went to Amy and Donna Bassin, Zoe Beloff, Dallas Brennan, Ghen Zando Dennis, Tirtza Even, Kathleen Foster, Roberto Guerra, Barbara Hammer, Lee Krist, Jeffrey Lerer, Cynthia Madansky, Darrin Martin, Mitch McCabe, Rohi Mirza, Richard Pell, John Roach, Sanjna Singh and Pia Sawhney, Samauel Topiary, Gabrielle Weiss and Jonathan Zalben. Panelists: Johanna Raczynska and Kathy Brew.
Experimental Television Center offers the 9th workshop. Instructors: Pamela Susan Hawkins and Hank Rudolph.
Experimental Television Center provides sponsorship to Mara Alper (Forgiving the Unforgivable - distribution), Alan Berliner (Wide Awake), Norman Cowie (The Dimension in Which it Reigns Supreme), Nic Economos (Book Tick), Megan Roberts and Ray Ghirardo (Rain/Fall), Leah Gilliam (Agenda), Barbara Hammer (Sisters/Resisters), AMy Jenkins (We, Precarious) and Shawn Osnguard (Ghost in the Oat Bin). Funders include the New York State Council on the Arts, the FUnding Exchange, and National Video Resources.
Strengthening the Media Arts in New York State - A Statewide Media Arts Convening and NAMAC Regional Meeting, partnership of Experimental Television Center, WAMC and the Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. About 30 media arts and advocacy groups from around the State will be invited for one day of discussion surrounding issues of critical interest to the communities, and a second day devoted to one of four NAMAC think tank meetings held across the country each year.
The National Television and Video Preservation Foundation is providing in-kind support in 2004 to preserve and remaster 10 hours of very early videotapes from the Center?s collection; the works were produced in the 1970s and showcase early analog and digital video imaging tools. The project will focus on early instruments - those tools individually designed by artists and the collaboration of artists and engineers/technologists, modifications to existing technology, and innovative applications of commercial technology ? and the collaborative relationships between artists and engineers, and the interdisciplinary nature of early media arts practice. The tapes which we are seeking to preserve feature important early video devices designed in the early to mid 1970s
Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. With an award in 2003 from mediaThe foundation, Finishing Funds is supporting 5 special awards for new media and intermedia performance works. Awards for 2003 were made to: Peter Bianco "Games for Two" a hand-processed 16mm film. Roddy Bogawa "I was born, but..." a 16mm film which begins with the death of Joey Ramone and punk music, and becomes a reflection on my life as an artist, and the issue of assimilation of Asian Americans as well as how culture is constituted. Abigail Child "Cake and Steak" an hour length series of 16mm films and digital projections that focus on post WW II North American suburbs, critically seen through the lens of colonialism, gender and immigration. Carrie Dashow "10 Cameras, 60 minutes" 10 channel video installation, part of a series of video/performance pieces, each involving different numbers of individuals who act as moving cameras, negotiating specific spaces at pre-assigned timecodes, recording the paths they are moving through, the intersections they pass, and the process of finding each other again through a...
Playback: Preserving Analog Video, a DVD produced by BAVC (2003). PLAYBACK is an interactive DVD that invites users to view the technical practices of video preservation and to experience the complex decision-making process artists, conservators and video engineers engage in when the reconstruction of video artwork occurs. Contents include: Analog Video Basics: animations that depict the composition of analog videotape, demonstrate the chemical process of tape deterioration and how the video signal works. The Preservation Case Study: example of the real-life preservation process of the artwork. The Eternal Frame: a video art piece jointly produced by art collectives Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco in 1976. The Center contributed to the creation of this DVD, providing research into early equipment as well as photographs and access to technical data and ephemera.
The Unprofessionals, curated by Lindsay Sampson, consists of videos, drawings, and performances by 20+ artists whose work seems to have been influenced by the movie generation of; Clerks, Clockwatchers, Office Space, and Slackers. Exhibition at Cinema Borealis (Chicago), Squeaky Wheel (NY), Garfield Artworks (PA). This interactive video screening relates to the trials and tribulations of worker weirdos and whiners. The works present a look at all those kids who had to grow up, act normal, go to work, and hide their supposed flaws, and the grown ups who still find ways to be a little uninhibited. The viewer walks in on a "shout out", like by the DJ at your best friend's 15th birthday party, or at those dances in junior high, to all those kids and adults, those amateurs and unprofessionals who are in need of encouragement. This show is a place where the audiences' vulnerabilities are on their best behavior. Fe a t u r i n g Lindsay Sampson, Flea Batista, Torsten Zenas Burns, Anthony Discenza, Monica Duncan, Caleb Durand, Ron Ehmke, Stephanie Gray, K8 Hardy, Jesse Hulcher, Caroline Koebel, Meg Knowles, Jody Lafond, Annie Langan, Darrin Martin, Brian Milbrand, Brighid Anastasia O'...
Turbulent Screen - The Structural Movement in Film and Video. 29 August - 9 November, 2003. Oldenburg Film Festival and the Edith Russ Site for Media Art Artists in exhibition: Martin Arnold (A), Douglas Davis (USA), Takahiko Iimura (JAP), Runa Islam (GB), Mark Lewis (GB/CDN), Jonathan Monk (D/GB), Pat O'Neill (USA), Michael Snow (CDN), Steina and Woody Vasulka (USA) Artists in video and film program: Marc Adrian, Eric Anderson, Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Bruce Baillie, Scott Bartlett, Jordan Belson, Lynda Benglis, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Dietmar Brehm, John Cale, Bruce Conner, Peter Campus, Kerstin Cmelka, Tony & Beverly Conrad, Douglas Davis, Ed Emshwiller, Valie Export, Albert Finne, Morgan Fisher, Hollis Frampton, Ernie Gehr, Peter Gidal, Wilhelm & Birgit Hein, Gary Hill, Tony Hill, Gerard Holthuis, Takahiko Iimura, Ken Jacobs, Joan Jonas, Joe Jones, Kurt Kren, Gunter Kr¸ger, Peter Kubelka, Kerry Laitala, Owen Land, David Larcher, Standish D. Lawder, Malcolm LeGrice, lia, Sharon Lockhart, George Maciunas, Mara Mattuschka, Anthony McCall, Jonas Mekas, Matthias M¸ller, Werner Nekes & Dore O., Gunvar Nelson, Annabel Nicholson, Pat O'Neill, Yoko Ono, Dennis...
Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 2002 were made to: Leesa and Nicole Abahuni "Chaotic Robotic Synesthesia" a performance environment investigating a synthesthetic experience, the subjective response normally associated with one sense by stimulation of another; performative elements include 2 infrared robots, 7 human musicians and 2 human animators. Zoe Beloff "Claire and Don in Slumberland" a stereoscopic slide and film projection performance conjuring up spectral scenes, referring to the Phantasmagorias at the end of the 18th century where moving magic lanterns images of the French Revolution were projected onto smoke Torsten Burns "The Bodyspace Program" a collection of improvisational scenes linked by speculative content... post earth humans exploring family, sexuality, hygiene and humor in fictional space environments and organic/inorganic architectural surroundings Abigail Child and Benton Bainbridge "Subtalk" a digital response to September 11th and the ensuing period of state surveillance and popular paranoia Norman Cowie "Scenes From an Endless War" an experimental...
On March 28, 2002 Whitney Museum of American Art director Maxwell L. Anderson announced that Irit Batsry (b. Israel, 1957) will receive the second Bucksbaum Award, a $100,000 prize and artist-in-residency awarded every two years to an artist working in the United States. Batsry's THESE ARE NOT MY IMAGES was produced during an residency at the Academy of Media Arts,Cologne, in association with La Sept/ARTE with support from the Department of Fine Arts(French Ministry of Culture). Made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, The Experimental TV Center, Central St. Martins College of Arts (London), Grand Canal (Paris), The Lux Center (London). Soundtrack by Stuart Jones.
Looking Back/Looking Forward, a symposium intended as a working session where artists, media arts staff, conservators, and technical experts will focus on the physical preservation of independent electronic media May 31-June 1, 2002. The symposium is organized by the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in association with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), Bay Area Video Coalition and the Electronic Media Specialty Group of the AIC (American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works). Looking Back/Looking Forward is hosted by the Downtown Community Television Center and is made possible with public funds from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, and assistance from IMAP and Dave Jones Design. The symposium is organized by Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director of the Experimental Television Center, and independent consultant Mona Jimenez
Media Preservation Salon hosted by NAMAC, facilitated by Jim Hubbard and Mona Jimenez. Panelists include Sherry Miller Hocking (Experimental Television Center), Karan Sheldon (Northeast Historic Film), Toni Treadway (International Center for 8mm Film), Stepen Vitiello (The Kitchen), Heather Weaver (Bay Area Video Coalition), and others.
Alan Berliner releases "The Sweetest Sound", with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arte France, ITVS, the Righteous Persons Foundation, British Broadcasting Corporation; TV 1, Finland; New York Foundation for the Arts. The film has been exhibited on POV; Visions du Reel, Switzerland; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington; SXSW Film Festival; BBC2, London; Austin, Texas; Taos Talking Picture Festival; Berlin Film Festival. Exhibitions at "Eye and Though: Jewish Autobiography in Film and Video" at NYU Center for Media, Culture and History.
The Appearance Machine, by Eric Rosenzweig, an automous synaesthetic system that perpetually constructs a cinematic space, supported by the Experimental TV Center's Finishing Funds 2001.
Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 2001 were made to: Robert Attanasio "belongings" - A mournful music video for missing persons and unclaimed baggage. Luca Buvoli "Trailer for Not A Superhero's Non Adventures" - Part of a longer work dealing with an early fascination with the mythology of the superhero, this DVD work mimics and subverts the structure of the trailer by the introduction of complex philosophical issues Nancy Goldenberg "bedscape" - I escape from my 4th story apartment window and into the streets of NY carrying my bed on my back. A multimedia project with performance, video, installation and a web site. Stephanie Gray "Is This City Disappearing" - This Super 8 film is a poetic document of the decaying urban landscape in Buffalo. Thomas Allen Harris "That's My Face" - An autobiographical documentary, shot on Super 8mm film, exploring black identity in the USA, Brazil and Africa. Denise Iris "100 Mini Mentals" - This website brings art into the workplace and features 2 short videos each week mini mentals for one year. Jeffrey Lerer "Manuscript Fragments Found at...
International Student Residency, June 4-15, 2001. Held at the Experimental Television Center, and a partnership of the Center and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University, this annual working residency provides academic credit in an intensive collaborative experience for graduate and undergraduate media arts students. Instructors are Pamela Hawkins, Director of the ISR, and Hank Rudolph. Assistant Director of the ISR Program is Lara Davis. Guest lectures by Torsten Burns, Andrew Deutsch and Kristin Lucan and Joe McKay.