[-empyre-] Week Three Guests: Bernagozzi (x2), Bainbridge, Turim

Benton C Bainbridge bentoncbainbridge at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 07:10:54 AEST 2015

Tim, thanks as well for the introduction, and for inviting me to be part of
the dialog for Video: Behind and Beyond in conjunction with the ETC
Exhibition at HCAG. I've been lurking and enjoying the conversations, works
and texts that have been shared. Maureen, I wish you an easy fast and look
forward to learning from you.

Unfortunately, just as Week 3 is upon us I've come down with a cold, so I'm
minimizing my computer time to rest up for tomorrow's ETC opening. For now,
I'd like to speak personally about what Experimental Television Center
means to me.

My art wouldn't exist without Experimental Television Center.  It is only
with ETC's resources and support and nurturing of an entire history of
media art that I and my collaborators were inspired and enabled to make our
visual performances and other media artworks. I certainly wasn't being
taught anything like realtime collaborative audiovisual performance media
art at NYU UGF/TV (though my professor Reynold Weidenaar urged me to apply
to ETC) and the art world at the time primarily was concerned with works
derived from, and analyzing, pre-recorded TV and film.

The ETC tape library was a huge part of my media art education. In every
residency, me and my cohorts would pull down a handful of tapes to watch
each night. These tapes could be unedited recordings of test sessions -
like the 3/4" tape of Steina and Woody Vasulka testing an Analog-to-Digital
capture device (Maybe with Jeffrey Schier?? This is pulled from my feverish
memory, so I may not have the details exactly right! Sherry, Tim, Renate,
is this Tape #001?). Others were edited screening masters (I learned only
last year from Matthew Schlanger that he would re-edit every screening tape
from the original studio recordings to yield the very highest possible
quality!). A few others confirmed my dreams about making moving pictures as
collaborative real-time audiovisual performance (for example: The Lubies
- Hank C. Linhart and Joshua Fried).

In the early days of my art career, it felt like it was only Experimental
Television Center, and a few hardcore afficionados who came to every event,
who were dedicated to this entire way of art-making. Of course, Hank and
Dave, Ralph and Sherry were very open-minded about all art practices and
theories... but I'm so grateful for their dedication to audiovisual
synthesis, image processing and audiovisual performance.

I'm so glad the ETC tape library has found a good home at Rose Goldsen.

Ok! I'm signing off the computer to rest up for tomorrow. Looking forward
to seeing many of you at Hunter College Art Galleries, and to the ongoing
conversation on empyre.

cheers, Benton

Benton C Bainbridge
bentoncbainbridge at gmail.com

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 7:26 PM, Turim,Maureen Cheryn <mturim at ufl.edu>

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> Thanks for the kind words, Tim!  I look forward to joining this
> conversation tomorrow evening, following Yom Kippur.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Sep 22, 2015, at 7:00 PM, Timothy Conway Murray <tcm1 at cornell.edu>
> wrote:
> >
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> > Renate and I want to thank Lynn Sachs and Alan Sondheim for stimulating a
> > provocative discussion of the toggles between analogue and digital.
> Their
> > own work has been at the forefront of conceptual and narrative
> > experimentations with mixed medial formats, and we're appreciative of
> > their very thoughtful reflections on their work and processes.
> >
> > On Thursday we will celebrate the opening of the ETC show at Hunter
> > College in New York City, compromised of ETC tapes and ephemera held in
> > the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art. If you can brave the gridlock
> > caused by the Pope and his politician buddies from the UN, we hope to see
> > you down in the artsy quiet of Tribeca on Thursday night.
> >
> > This week were are happy to feature two artists who have been prominent
> > over the years of ETC, Peer Bode and Benton C Bainbridge, as well as
> > Deborah Bernagozzi and Jason Bernagozzi who have picked up the ETC
> > tradition through their residency program, also in tiny Owego, New York,
> > Signal Culture.  Jason worked with Dave Jones to design a emulated Paik
> > 'wobbulator' that will be on display in the Hunter College show (which
> > runs through November).  Also joining us is one of the preeminent
> > theoreticians of video art and cinema, Maureen Turim from the University
> > of Florida.  It was Maureen, during her years as a film professor at SUNY
> > Binghamton, who first took me over to Owego for a screening at ETC in the
> > waning months of the 1970s where I was stunned by the creative
> > abstractions pulsating before my wide eyes.  So it's with particular
> > pleasure that we welcome Maureen to -empyre- within the broader interface
> > that is ETC Today.
> >
> >
> > BENTON C BAINBRIDGE (US) is a media artist based in the Bronx. Working
> > with custom systems of his own design,
> > Bainbridge creates  immersive environments, interactive installations and
> > digital time-based artworks. He is best known for his visual performance
> > projects, both solo and in collaboration with a wide range of artists,
> > from pop musicians to underground legends. Bainbridge's commitment to
> > real-time
> > processes was nurtured through numerous residencies, and with the support
> > of, Experimental Television Center. Career highlights include video art
> > and VJ'ing
> > for two Beastie Boys world tours, analog video synthesizer FX for TV On
> > The Radio's "Staring at the Sun" music video, and Whitney Museum's
> > best-attended live event with video ensemble The Poool. Bainbridge's work
> > Bainbridge's live video collaborations will be exhibited in the HCAG.
> > Benton will also conduct a video synthesis workshop for ETC, then perform
> > audiovisuals in collaboration with PhillipStearns.
> > Artistwebsite: bentoncbainbridge.com
> > Wikipedia article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benton_C_Bainbridge
> >
> > Debora Bernagozzi is a video artist and photographer. She received her
> > in Video from the Atlanta College of Art in 1999 and her MFA in
> Electronic
> > Integrated Art from Alfred University in 2002. Her work has been
> exhibited
> > in the US and internationally. She participated in repeated residencies
> at
> > the Experimental Television Center and was awarded a Regional Artist
> > Access Residency from Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center. Bernagozzi and her
> > husband were honored to be artists in residence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
> > in January 2012, co-sponsored by the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and
> > Video Festival and Multimedia University. She is Co-Founder and Executive
> > Director of Signal Culture, an experimental media arts organization that
> > offers residencies, resources, and exhibition opportunities.
> >
> > Jason Bernagozzi is a video, sound and new media artist living and
> working
> > in upstate New York and is the co-founder of the experimental media arts
> > non-profit Signal Culture. His work has been featured nationally and
> > internationally at venues such as the 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH exhibition
> > "Enhanced Vision - Digital Video", the European Media Arts Festival in
> > Osnabruk, Germany, the LOOP Video Art Festival in Barcelona, Spain, the
> > Beyond/In Western NY Biennial in Buffalo, NY, and the Yan Gerber
> > International Arts Festival in Hebei Province, China. His work has
> > received several awards including grants from the New York State Council
> > for the Arts, free103point9 and the ARTS Council for the Southern Finger
> > Lakes. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media & Animation at
> Alfred
> > State College.
> >
> > http://www.seeinginvideo.com <http://www.seeinginvideo.com/>
> > http://www.signalculture.org <http://www.signalculture.org/>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > MAUREEN TURIM (US) is professor of Film and Media Studies in the
> > Department of English at the University of Florida has published three
> > books, The Films of Oshima Nagisa. Images of a Japanese Iconoclast,
> > Berkeley: University of California Press 1998; Flashbacks in Film: Memory
> > and History, New York: Routledge, 1989; andAbstraction in Avant-Garde
> > Films, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press 1985  She is currently finishing
> > Desire and its Renewal in
> > the Cinema.   She has published over 100 essays in journals and books  on
> > theoretical, historical and aesthetic issues in cinema and video, art,
> > cultural studies, feminist and psychoanalytic theory, and comparative
> > literature.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Timothy Murray
> > Professor of Comparative Literature and English
> > Taylor Family Director, Society for the Humanities
> > http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/
> > Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
> > http://goldsen.library.cornell.edu
> > A D White House
> > Cornell University,
> > Ithaca, New York 14853
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> On 9/21/15 8:22 PM, "kristin lucas" <kristinlucas at gmail.com> wrote:
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