[spectre] Steina and Woody Vasulka Presentation,
Bournemouth University, UK 24th February 13.15 - 14.45
helen at scansite.org
Mon Feb 22 11:56:34 CET 2010
Apologies for cross posting
Dear Colleagues and Friends
Bournemouth University and SCAN Models of Practice Series
Steina and Woody Vasulka Presentation
Shelley Lecture Theatre
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
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