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Hunter College Art Galleries Presents:
The Experimental Television Center: A History, ETC . . .

 

Opening Reception: September 24, 2015, 7–9 pm
September 25–November 21, 2015
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm

205 Hudson Street Gallery
Hunter College MFA Campus
New York, New York
Gallery entrance is on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Greenwich Streets

 

For over forty years, the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York, was one of North America’s preeminent organizations for video art, fostering a community for creativity and innovation through its residency program and practical research program. This groundbreaking exhibition The Experimental Television Center: A History, ETC . . . is the first academic survey of the Center’s production and presents the often overlooked, but vitally important role the ETC played in the...

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) celebrates the launch of its new web resource Archiving the Arts and the recent publication of The Emergence of Video Processing Tools : Television Becoming Unglued (eds.,Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking and Mona Jimenez) with a symposium and public program on June 13, 2015 at Burchfield Penney Art Center (BPAC), SUNY Buffalo State. Target participants are professionals and students with some level of expertise in audiovisual preservation. Conveners and facilitators include Andrew Ingall, Executive Director of IMAP, Archivist and Time- Based Art Conservator Jeff Martin, and Carolyn Tennant, Director of Archives and Migrating Media at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center.

Speakers include Desiree Alexander, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art; Madeleine Casad, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art; Tom Colley, Collection Manager, Video Data Bank; Dianne Dietrich, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art; Athena Christa Holbrook, The Museum of Modern Art; Joan Logue, Artist; Bill Seery, Mercer Media; and Maria Elena Venuto, The Standby...

 

The Early Media Instruments DVD Set features demonstrations by Dave Jones, Hank Rudolph and Benton C Bainbridge of some of the most influential real-time analog video processing tools used by media artists internationally. Many were designed in the 1970s.

 

Each of the 8 DVDs covers the purpose, operation and function of a specific instrument.

 

Instruments include:

• Jones Colorizer
• Jones Frame Buffer
• Jones Keyer
• Jones Sequencer
• Paik / Abe Video Synthesizer
• Raster Manipulation Unit - Wobbulator
• Rutt / Etra Model RE-4 Video Synthesizer
• Sandin Image Processor

Documentation by Carolyn Tennant, Pamela Susan Hawkins, Hank Rudolph, Mona Jimenez and Kathy High with Meredith Baxter, Monica Duncan, Neil Fried, Annie Langan, Michael Montagne, Yesael Sumalave and Terese Longova. Design and post also by Matthew Underwood...

Beginning in the late 1960s, artists and technologists began to custom-create hardware and software for real-time manipulation of video signals through original designs or as hacks to devices common to television production. Contemporary artists and tool designers continue this work in analog and digital domains in an expanded media environment. This program will bring focus to the social and artistic dimensions of custom tool development, and to the dual impulses to create new instruments and conserve and use older ones.
 
In conversation will be inventor Dave Jones, whose video instruments span forty years, artists-designers Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis of LoVid, Rhizome conservator Dragan Espenschied, and Hank Rudolph of the artist space Signal Culture and the Experimental Television Center.  
 
The panel marks and celebrates the publication of The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, edited by Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking, and Mona Jimenez (Intellect Books, 2014). The book discusses such early video instruments including the Raster Manipulation Unit (aka the Wobbulator...

New Museum Theater
Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3PM

$6 Members, $8 General Public

Beginning in the late 1960s, artists and technologists began to custom-create hardware and software for real-time manipulation of video signals through original designs or as hacks to devices common to television production. Contemporary artists and tool designers continue this work in analog and digital domains in an expanded media environment. This program will bring focus to the social and artistic dimensions of custom tool development, and to the dual impulses to...

The Emergence of Video Processing Tools presents stories of the development of early video tools and systems designed and built by artists and technologists during the late 1960s and 70s. Split over two volumes, the contributors examine the intersection of art and science and look at collaborations among inventors, designers, and artists trying to create new tools to capture and manipulate images in revolutionary ways. The contributors include “video pioneers,” who have been active since the emergence of the aesthetic, and technologists, who continue to design, build, and hack media tools. The book also looks at contemporary toolmakers and the...

 

ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009

The Experimental Television Center is pleased to announce that Video Data Bank is distributing ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009, a five DVD set with 132 page catalog. The collection presents the electronic media work of over one...

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