Events & Performances Friday, October 16, 1998
Everson Museum Reception
Join colleagues from Video History: Making Connections and Common Ground, the NYSAAE conference, at the Everson Museum, a building designed by internationally-acclaimed architect I.M. Pei, for a reception. On view will be Water Training: A Video Installation, by New York City-based artist Janet Biggs, as well as works by Carrie Mae Weems, and a selection of recently restored video works by Bill Viola, Paik, Tony Oursler, Les Levine, Gary Hill and Skip Blumberg. This event is co-sponsored by the Experimental Television Center, the Everson Museum of Art and the New York State Alliance for Arts Education.
David Ross: The Success of the Failure of Video
Widely known as a champion of contemporary art, David Ross began his career as the worldís first video curator at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, where he organized pioneering media exhibitions by such groups as Raindance, the VideoFreex, the Experimental Television Center, and by such artists as Frank Gillette, Shigeko Kubota and Nam June Paik. He then served at the Long Beach Museum of Art and the University Art Museum in Berkeley where he was Chief Curator. While Director of Bostonís Institute of Contemporary Art, he co-founded the Contemporary Art Television Fund and taught at Harvard University. From 1991 until 1998 he was Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he recently curated with Peter Sellars a major retrospective of the work of Bill Viola. Ross is presently Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. David Ross will address a joint audience of the Video History Project and the Common Ground conferences. This event is co-sponsored by the Experimental Television Center, the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, and with corporate support from VidiPax.
Saturday, October 17, 1998
" AUSPROBIEREN (to experiment)"
ArtVideoDance at the Creamery
Carl Geiger - video, mixing, Amiga computer
throughout the conference
Extended Play I: Selected Works
Screenings of historic works from the collections of distributors and media centers. Included is work from Electronic Arts Intermix, Everson Museum, DCTV, Experimental Intermedia, Experimental Arts Intermix, Experimental Television Center, Film/Video Arts, Hallwalls, Harvestworks, The Kitchen, Paper Tiger, Potato Wolf, Set in Motion from the New York State Council on the Arts, Video Data Bank, Visual Studies Workshop, V Tape, and Women Make Movies. Screenings on an on-going schedule, which is listed separately. Organized by Tara Mateik.
Extended Play II: Open Screening Room
Screening of old and new works to share with others.
A drop in room to take a look at exhibition, distribution and university catalogs, books, magazines and ephemers from the early days of video, as well as examples of student work from around the world.
Take a look at a display of early analog and digital tools, from off-the shelf portapaks of the late 1960s to specially created instruments. On continuous view is Pioneers of Electronic Art, a program of works curated by Woody Vasulka and Steina Vasulka for Arts Electronica in 1992. The program illustrates the functioning of many of these old devices, and is user-accessible on five laserdisc stations. Organized by Peer Bode, David Jones, Steina Vasulka, Experimental Television Center and Institute for Electronic Arts
Constructing Video Histories
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