Vessels is an experimental exhibition and collaboration between ceramic
and video art students in the School of Art and Design at the New York
State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Students in the Design!
Ceramics course lead by Professor Johnathan Hopp created conceptual
ceramic forms as 3D models. Students from Introduction to New Media lead
by Professor Eric Souther created video glazes to wrap around the
ceramic forms and animations to explore the material interactions across
the surfaces. These investigations will be shared across the
multi-channel video space in the Snodgrass Gallery. The Snodgrass
Gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of Harder Hall. Exhibition will be
on view November 9th-17th, 2020
Artist includes Ariana Bronson, Lucas Easton, Ashley
Zhang, Lauren Dembski, Arielle Atmosfera, Jaspal Batra, Amanda Brosgole,
Grace Evans, Michael Flora, Nylin Grisby, Nyarai Jokonya, Tammy
McGovern, Yunda Sun, Jacob Wilson, Di Zhu, Grace Joyner, Julianna
Doughtrey, Maddy Hill, Maya Miles, Neria Leander, Kyle O’Connor, Ty
Heyden, Johnathan Hopp, & Eric Souther.
In a career spanning over 4 decades, video artist Peer Bode has created an extensive body of work that investigates electronic media events, active perception systems and culture. A graduate of Binghamton University’s Cinema Department, Bode studied with Ken Jacobs, Larry Gottheim, Nicholas Ray and Peter Kubelka, and later with Woody and Steina Vasulka, Paul Sharits, Tony Conrad and Hollis Frampton at SUNY Buffalo’s Media Study Program. Bode worked at the Experimental Television Center (ETC), which his lifelong mentor and friend Ralph Hocking established in Binghamton in 1970. At the ETC, Bode made his seminal early works while assisting and collaborating with the video artist and engineer David Jones, whose “Jones Frame Buffer” became a signature processor within Bode’s oeuvre. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including MoMA, Anthology Film Archives, the Whitney Biennial, the European Media Art Festival (Germany), Impakt Film and Video Art Festival (the Netherlands), Viper Festival (Switzerland), among many others. A key figure of the Owego and Alfred schools of video arts, Bode headed the Video Arts Program at the School of Art and Design, NYSCC at Alfred University, where he co-founded the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA).
Co-sponsored by the Cinema Department and Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series
Point Zero Woody Vasulka, September 11 – October 12, 2020, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, School of Art and Design at Alfred University, featuring work from Woody Vasulka and a three-channel work Lucifer’s Commission, by SLIDERS_lab [F. Curien, Jean-Marie Dallet, H. Jolly], Curated by Eric Souther.
Introduction Written by Rebekkah Palov
Imagine imagining a poetics, not the one you were trained in, not one as yet known, but an emergent grammar, vocabulary, and syntax being coaxed out of new technologies, technologies of electric energy flows, and the machines you might build to dialog with them. Then how to write the codex using these tools, what would it look like, how would it move us, where would you start.
The Division of Expanded Media is happy to present the exhibition POINT ZERO, featuring video artworks by the pioneering media artist Woody Vasulka (1937-2019). The exhibition investigates Woody’s research and discoveries in electronic moving-image, featuring original works and contemporary interpretations. We look forward to having you join us for this very special all-video exhibition, featuring multi-channel and single-channel video and sound. The exhibition ran from September 11 – October 14, 2020.