Media Arts Program
 


Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

$8 General, $6 Students & Seniors, $5 Members

Beyond/In WNY 2010: Alternating Currents

Tom Sherman says the avant-garde has gone 'country': Video By Tom Sherman

Beyond/In Western New York 2010

Tom Sherman - Alley 9 Over the last several years Tom Sherman has attempted to address how the medium of video can be used in a rural context in his writing and in his art. A professor at Syracuse University, where he teaches in the Department of Transmedia, Sherman spends many months living and working in Liverpool, on Nova Scotia's South Shore. Since 1987, the setting has provided the natural and cultural landscape in many of his videos, whether they take the form of performances for the camera or more observational projects.

Tom Sherman - Alley 9 Just as early filmmakers used the camera to see and represent that which was imperceptible to the human eye, Sherman uses video as a tool that can record information and playback the material for analysis, that can enhance his attention and expand our capacity to look. One such experiment is Alley 9, a collage of observations of a typical Karaoke night at the local club in this small coastal town. Sherman will present Alley 9 (made in collaboration with Jan Pottie), in addition to other recent and early video works.

Talking to Nature (2002. 3 min)
Shark Fest (2005, 9 min)
Free Fall (2004, 6:08 min)
World of Strangers (Nerve Theory with Bernhard Loibner, 2006, 2:45 min)
Brain Fingerprinting (Nerve Theory with Bernhard Loibner, 2006, 2:50 min)
Cultures of Fear and Loathing (Nerve Theory with Bernhard Loibner, 2007, 1:30 min)
Alley 9 (with Jan Pottie, 2009, 27:30 min)


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