August 9 Through November 30, 2019 In The Front Yard Gallery at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY : Work by Artists in Residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University

Video Program
  • Peer Bode – Mediaaidem, 10:10 Stereo
  • Andrew Deutsch – Phony Transparency, 6:54 Stereo
  • Monica Duncan – Taking Shape, 5:26 5.1 Surround
  • Katherine Liberovskaya (Video) Diane Ludin (Text) – Colorlocution, 7:12 Silent
  • Brian Murphy – Things To Think About While Staring At The Sun, 4:38 Stereo
  • Allen Riley – Electronic Pastoral, 11:22 Silent
  • Rebekkah Palov – Scripting (excerpt), 7:40 Stereo
  • Eiko Otake – A Body with Landscapes, 14:34 Stereo
  • Linda Ryan – Triple A, 7:54 (Loop) Stereo
  • Anna Scime – Dear Deer, 10:10 Stereo
  • Samantha Sloan – Behind Your Eye, 6:44 3-Channel Audio
  • Eric Souther – phononic Matter, 7:58 5.1 Surround
Audio Program
  • Miatta Kawinzi – Breathwork 19:48 5.1 Surround
  • Andrew Deutsch and Pauline Oliveros – Last Construction 20:00 Stereo
  • Rebekkah Palov – Contour Trace 9:55 Quadriphonic

“Western New York Electronic Arts Alliance”
The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Double Real

….to exercise control over a sensible infinity, to master it and to to make a clearing out of complexity.*

The exhibition features recent work from artists in residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA). The IEA media and film residency is about a space. A time-space that is open in rural western New York, without much to distract and a studio that features great technical complexity and potential. The studio is unruly and open, not easily presenting order, sometimes there is a sense of getting lost while trying to find your way. It’s an impure material system with technologies that span forty years, all together, not clearly yielding but inviting you to enter; to make a clearing, to make new thinking of the other, and a new way of making the other exist. The work produced like the artists time in the studio is a restorative experience, a double real, changing time into perception – making time visible, creating a feeling of time that is something other than lived experience.

This other, this cinema double real, the real of the viewing experience and the feeling of something other, presents itself in multiple guises within the exhibition. In some works time perception and space seem immobile as in Allen Riley’s Electronic Pastoral or Peer Bode’s Mediaaidem or as in Eiko Otake’s A Body with Landscape. In Otake’s piece a figure alone in vast western landscapes makes for a feeling of something other, a heroic discontinuity. And in Anna Scime’s Dear Deer, a white deer, is given electronic color and doubled, creating a potential of something miraculous. These kind of paradoxical relationships, ruptures, distances and events mark the pieces in the exhibition. In a number of the pieces text rests on abstraction. The movement and interval of abstract form is put in paradoxical relationship to text. In Colorlocution, the poetry of Diane Ludin pauses in tandem with images by Katherine Liberovskaya. Text in Brian Murphy’s Things To Think About While Staring at The Sun also alludes to the videos’ potential to evoke things that fall outside the minds grasp. And in Behind Your Eye, Samantha Sloan uses video that is highly saturated and processed, verging on abstraction to exercise an empathetic potential played out within recordings made by soldiers in combat. These are a few of the ruptures and new others that artists create during their residencies at the IEA studios.*

*curatorial statement based on the writings of Alain Badiou “Cinema as a Philosophical Experimentation”.

“Double Real” is curated by Rebekkah Palov who is the IEA Research Administrative Specialist. Rebekkah administers the artist residence program, the media-arts-studio development, and works on IEA print and video projects. The exhibition features new work by Artists in Residence at IEA during 2018 and 2019.


“Double Real” opening Burchfield Penney Art Center In The Front Yard Gallery

IEA Co-director Peer Bode and Donald J Metz, Associate Director, Public Programs BPAC

Video by Anna Scime “Dear Deer” at BPAC in The Front Yard Gallery

“Double Real” opening Burchfield Penney Art Center In The Front Yard Gallery

Video by Eiko Otake “A Body with Landscapes”, at BPAC in The Front Yard Gallery

Artists in the “Double Real” program attending the opening (left to right) Allen Riley, Brian Murphy, Anna Scime, Rebekkah Palov (artist/curator), Eric Souther & Peer Bode