Media Arts Program

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) presents

Television Becoming Unglued

Peter and Elizabeth Tower Auditorium - Burchfield Penney Art Center

Public screening (no registration required)

In collaboration with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), the Burchfield Penney Art Center is pleased to host a public program and the Western New York book launch for The Emergence of Video Processing Tools (Intellect, 2014), edited by Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking, and Mona Jimenez. An investigation of the pioneering and collaborative work of media artists and technologists during the late 1960s and '70s, the two-volume text features contributions from engineers, artists, historians, and theorists, and provides a context for both the culture and the counterculture that drove the invention of production tools and inspired subsequent generations of contemporary artists. Throughout the book are links to the Upstate NY community, where activities occurred in spaces such as the Experimental Television Center (ETC) that housed an elaborate system designed for artists to produce videos using techniques unavailable to those outside of television studios. In addition to a conversation with the book's editors and contributors, the evening will feature screenings of video art from the compilation Experimental Television Center 1969-2009, produced by Sherry Miller Hocking, that demonstrate the use of technology discussed in the book. The compilation features work by over 100 ETC resident artists, several of which were preserved by The Standby Program and are now accessible through the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University.

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) serves the caretakers of media collections by providing information resources to help preserve our cultural heritage. IMAP offers innovative solutions through information sharing, continuing education and networking opportunities. IMAP receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, individual donors, and funds from the Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Electronic Media and Film, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Wave Farm.

Migrating Media is an Upstate NY partnership of the Experimental Television Center (ETC), Burchfield Penney Art Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, & Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources.