In 2001 and 2003, I traveled to Owego, New York for a one-week residency at the ever-so-inspiring Experimental TV Center, a funky brick loft in a small upstate village where artists have been living and making video work for forty years. While there, I created images for my films Investigation of a Flame, Window Work and much later XY Chromosome Project, a collaboration with my partner Mark Street.
TRIBUTE TO THE EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISION CENTER
An evening showcasing the amazing video art created at ETC over the decades from 1970-2007.
Friday, July 15th – 7:30pm
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003
The Experimental Television Center is a unique video art production studio in Owego, NY. Since its founding in 1971, ETC has been providing artists with access to the tools of video art production through residencies and grants. The studio includes several one of a kind pieces of video processing equipment including a custom-built Dave Jones Colorizer and 8 Channel Video Sequencer, the Paik/Abe Raster Synthesizer or ‘Wobbulator’ and a custom Dan Sandin Image Processor, among others. This month, after over 40 years of service in the media arts field, directors Ralph Hocking and Sherry Miller Hocking are retiring and closing the Center down. The Standby Program’s has selected this program of videos from 1971 to 2007 that were preserved through their ETC Preservation Program.
XY Chromosome, Lynne Sachs & Mark Street, 2007, 12:00 min.
An impressionistic odyssey for the eyes becomes both haunting and delightful in this moving image dream expedition.
“Sachs and Street engage in visual and aural dialogue to explore the spaces between abstraction and representation. Street’s inexhaustibly tactile images use handpainted found footage and camera-less films like luminous palimpsests before the eyes. Sachs responds with theatrical, microcosmic worlds where the everyday is defamiliarized through hundreds of trembling and resonating objects.” (Flavorpill.com)
We Can’t Go Home Again, Nicholas Ray, 1970-72, 4:00 min. (excerpt)
Earth Pulse, Gary Hill, 1975, 5:35
etc, etc, Caspar Stracke, 2005, 6:08
Lake Affect, Jason Livingston, 2007, 1:13
Delta Visions, Shalom Gorewitz, 1980, 5:02
Bug-Eyed Ramrod, Matt Schlanger, 1984, 5:48
Transmigration, Julie Harrison & Carol Parkinson, 1987-89, 10:15 (excerpt)
Gender Rolls, Connie Coleman & Alan Powell, 1987, 3:21
Godzilla Hey!, Megan Roberts & Raymond Ghirardo, 1988, 2:20
Dirt Site, Alex Hahn, 1990, 15:53
Wax or the discovery of television among the bees, David Blair, 1991, 13:33 (excerpt)
Red M&Ms, Bianca Bob Miller, 1988, 3:51