[NetBehaviour] Digital Arts Pioneers - Steina and Woody Vasulka, Bournemouth University, 24th Feb, 13.15 - 14.45

anniea a at bram.org
Tue Feb 23 13:05:24 CET 2010


thanks Michael

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Michael Szpakowski <szpako at yahoo.com>wrote:

> <Wish I could be there>
>
> Likewise!
>
> There was a great show by the Vasulkas a few years back at the ICA which
> really brought home to me the extent of their originality & the scale &
> depth of their contribution.
> I think sometimes people making work that, whilst it clearly prefigures or
> anticipates work now being done but whose main arena pre-dated the net, get
> somewhat overlooked (until recently this has also been the case with a lot
> of wonderful avant-garde film, but I think, hope, things are changing)
>
> We put some clips of their work up on DVblog in 2008:
>
> http://dvblog.org/?p=1073
>
> hope the talk goes well
> michael
>
> --- On Mon, 2/22/10, ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org <
> ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org> wrote:
>
> > From: ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org <ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org>
> > Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Digital Arts Pioneers - Steina and Woody
> Vasulka, Bournemouth University, 24th Feb, 13.15 - 14.45
> > To: netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org
> > Date: Monday, February 22, 2010, 5:39 PM
> > Wish I could be there Helen!
> >
> > Original Message:
> > -----------------
> > From: Helen Sloan helen at scansite.org
> > Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:59:22 +0000
> > To: netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org
> > Subject: [NetBehaviour] Digital Arts Pioneers - Steina and
> > Woody
> > Vasulka,Bournemouth University, 24th Feb, 13.15 - 14.45
> >
> >
> > So... With a deep breath and hoping that this does not come
> > back to bite me
> > ;), I'd like to draw your attention to the Vasulkas talk
> > here in Bournemouth
> > on Weds. They are doing some very interesting work in
> > Second Life and will
> > be talking about that in their presentation. If you're in
> > the vicinity or
> > fancy a day by the sea, please come along.
> >
> > Best
> > Helen, SCAN
> > -------------
> >
> > Apologies for cross posting
> >
> > Dear Colleagues and Friends
> >
> > Bournemouth University and SCAN Models of Practice Series
> > Steina and Woody Vasulka Presentation
> > Shelley Lecture Theatre
> > Poole House
> > Bournemouth University
> > 24th February, 1.15 - 2.45pm
> > All welcome. FREE
> > Please arrive early to ensure that you get a seat
> >
> > Presenting only at two venues in UK in February 2010,
> > Bournemouth University
> > and SCAN (Models of Practice Series) are pleased to host
> > major figures in
> > the history of video art and electronic media, Steina and
> > Woody Vasulka.
> > They will show their work from the 1970s through to their
> > recent
> > interventions in the online platform Second Life. The two
> > artists, who have
> > worked together since the 1960s, have contributed
> > enormously to the
> > development of digital arts through a prolific body of work
> > exploring the
> > manipulation of electronic energy and the interrelation of
> > sound and image.
> >
> > In 1971, they co-founded The Kitchen, New York with Andreas
> > Mannik and in
> > the same year established the first annual video festival
> > there.
> > Concurrently they were leaders in the development of a
> > video art programme
> > at the Whitney Museum.
> >
> > Their early collaborative efforts, produced from 1970 - 74,
> > were primarily
> > focussed on explorations that deconstructed the materiality
> > of video and
> > audio signals. In the mid 70s they collaborated with
> > Geoffry Schier to build
> > the first real-time, computer-controlled video processor.
> > Since then, their
> > work has expanded to include video installations with
> > robotic sculptural
> > elements and live interactive performance.
> >
> >
> > Since 1980, the Vasulkas have lived and worked in
> > Santa  Fe, New Mexico
> > (USA), where Steina has continued her work in video,
> > media  performance, and
> > video installation, and Woody has continued to
> > produce  work in video,
> > three-dimensional computer graphics, and media
> > constructions.  In 1992, the
> > Vasulkas organized Eigenwelt der Apparate-Welt:
> > Pioneers  of Electronic Art,
> > an exhibition of early electronic tools for Ars
> > Electronica, Linz, Austria,
> > with a laserdisc interactive catalogue. The  Vasulkas
> > have been
> > artist-in-residence at the National Center for
> > Experiments  in television
> > (NCET), at KQED in San Francisco, and at WNET/Thirteen
> > in  New York.
> >
> >
> > For further details please contact info at scansite.org
> > or 01202 961451
> >
> > I do hope that you will be able to attend
> >
> > With best wishes
> > Helen Sloan
> > Director
> > SCAN
> >
> >
> >
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