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The Vasulka Archive consists of over 27,000 pages of documents relevant to the history of video and electronic art. These include articles, essays, interviews, reviews, schematics, diagrams, illustrations, posters, concert programs, photographs, and correspondence. While a large percentage of the material directly relates to the art and careers of Steina and Woody Vasulka, over 200 artists and scholars are represented. Most of the originals reside in the permanent collection of the Daniel Langlo...



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This add-on circuit gives the computer user a line level audio signal output and a composite video signal output. It is a lowest-possible-cost solution to a highest-possible-quality goal. This add-on circuit was- designed and prototyped by Dan Sandin; ...
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There are also three magazines that might do a spread on the Exhibition. Because of the inquiries of several interested festivals and museums, we are considering the possibil.i.ty of creating a library for the Erotic Video Arts Exhibition. In this ...
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GEORGE MUST HAVE DEEPLY understood numbers. When Steins. wondered aboutNew York running out of phone numbers, given the fact, thatnumbers with O or 1 as a second digitwere reserved for long distance, he calculated the total number available in ...
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G EO RG E M U ST HA V E D EEP LY understood numbers. When Steins. wondered aboutNew York running out of phone numbers, given the fact, thatnumbers with O or 1 as a second digitwere reserved for long distance, he calculated the total number available in ...
Topics: eigenwelt, Eigenwelt der Apparate-Welt, Ars Electronica
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Dear Steina, as I promised, I send you some more details about the French festival, in Herouville Saint-Clair, Normandie. Nov. 14, 1993 The name is VIDEO ARTS PLA5TIQUES, and it takes place every year at the end of november. They show video art, ...
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GEORGE MUST HAVE DEEPLY understood numbers. When Steins. wondered aboutNew York running out of phone numbers, given the fact, thatnumbers with O or I as a second digitwere reserved for long distance, he calculated the total number available in ...
Topics: eigenwelt, Eigenwelt der Apparate-Welt, Ars Electronica
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by Ada Krnacova
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Dear Voody, it was really a pleasure to meet you in Lint. When you are remember we have been speaking ebout.the possibility to Me6t in Prague next week. I take the advantage to ask you if this is still possible. I will be probably in Prague since ...
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NSI DDS dimming systems are fully digital products providing reliable, responsive performance with smooth, accurate control adjustments. Extensive filtering reduces the potential of dimmer generated noise. Individual channels are user assignable as ...
Topics: Vasulkas, installations, BrotherhoodTables
The 1989 Whitney Biennial film and video selections offer dramatic evidence of the media arts' vital position in contemporary American culture. Driven by neither the art marketplace nor- the commercial television and motion picture industries, these ...
Topics: Vasulkas, video, Lilith
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Dear Stefan Brodbeck, I am writing to you because Woody is in Iowa City working with the technician who is restoring the instruments and building the interfaces. He is very sorry to have been so unresponsive to you, but the deadline pressures here for ...
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by Dominique BELLOIR
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jusqua 1'epoque actuelle, principalement aux Etats-Unis et en Europe. Ce West pas un catalogue d'oeuvres mais un inventaire des possibles. AU SOMMAIRE Les artistes et la video leg ere: les enregistrements d'action, les investigations de ...
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If aesthetics is regarded as a set of relationships among the basic components (that is form, content, medium, audience, producers, etc ... ) or communicative experience, then the video movement can be seen as dedicated to the restructuring, in one way or ...
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by Hollis Frampton
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In 1928, Sergei Eisenstein published a brief manifesto on film sound'that has met with no direct critique or reply in more than half- a century. In his statement, written within an euphoric moment of convergence between theory and practice that gave us ...
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Steina's Lilith (USA,1987) uses focaIpIane shifts and frame-grabbing to enthrall our gaze, to transfix and hypnotize us; then her pro tagonist, cobra-like, darts across the paradoxi­cal landscape (that has become 5teina's signa­ture, with a sibilant and ...
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Here's the best of what I've got from my files; photos and copies of stuff. The copies are for you to keep. The photos are mostly one-of-a-kind, ORIGINALS, which I value immensely and of course need back; so keep 'em secure ... I've made a PHIL's PHOTO ...
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WE HAD TWO ENCOUNTERS with Buchla's instruments before we metthe man.1lie firstincident tookplace atSubotnick'sNYUmusic studio on Bleeckerstreet, rightabove Rogosin'sHeekerStreetCinema. 1liene was a clandestine operation in progress: Subotnick's ...
Topics: eigenwelt, Eigenwelt der Apparate-Welt, Ars Electronica
Special thanks for props and objects to Donna Cisan, Brenda Cu IIorn, Richard Gummere, Cindy Hollis, Bruce Lubman, Peggy Lubman. George Guasha, Susan Ouasha. Produchon assistance: Richard Gum­mere, Greg Hilt. Technical dssistdncc-: DdVL' Jur:cs, Bob ...
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by Dimitri Devyatkin
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Dear Sir: We are a group of video artists. We work extensively with abstract qualities inherent in video, often applying sound and video synthesizers to the creation of video images. We also have many tapes of a more concrete nature, for example of ...
Topic: The Kitchen
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During the past five years, I have had to be concerned with problems involving individual artists and funding agencies, first as co-director of the video program at The Kitchen, and then as a recipient of grants and a member and coordinator of grants ...
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GALLOWAY/RABINOWITZ - "The Satellite Arts Project" (July 26; November 21,22,23, 1977). The Satellite Arts Project took place between NASA'a Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and the Educational TV Center in Menlo Park, California. Live video ...
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Topics: LinzTWO, project descriptions
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by Kathryn; David Lee
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Dear Steina, This is just a quick note to remind you that I wanted show a video piece of yours for the first HYBRID Night of the Kitchen's fall season. Are you interested? HYBRID Number 5 is scheduled for Friday November 3rd. The evening is entitled ...
Topic: correspondence
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by Susan Milano; Ann Eugenia Volkes
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Video Vitae, (1975) PAT LEHMAN - 10 minutes This piece, executed on a hybrid computer developed by the Computer Image Corporation, is an impressionistic view of a woman in conflict. Harriet, (1973) NANCY CAIN - 15 minutes Harriet is about a woman ...
Topics: LyndaONE, Women's Video Festival
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by Gene Youngblood
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Steina grew up in primordial Iceland surrounded by that terrible beauty which philosophers call the Sublime. The Aurora Borealis haunted the heavens above her family home. From her window she could see erupting volcanoes, and she could walk up to rivers ...
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by McDarrah and Andy Grundberg
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New Spirit of Photography: Art and technology mesh in .this fascinating show (organized by Patt Blue) of work employing com­puter, copier, teleprinter, iadio­graph, high voltage, Robot Slo­Scan, and Kirlian photography. The participants include Eric ...
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Woody Vasulka was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia where he studied metal technologies and hydraulic mechanics at the School of Industrial Engineering. Later, at the Academy of Performing Arts (Faculty of Film and Television) in Prague, he produced and ...
Topics: Vasulkas, Vasulka, biography, Woody Vasulka
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by Jun Mitsuzuka
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Steina Vasulka Borealis Serial numbers and Model numbers contact: Melissa Dubbin Item model serial number video projector Sony VPH 1031Q 5003032 video projector Sony VPH 72201 5001348 Laserdisk player Pioneer LD-V2200 LL3949434 Laserdisk ...
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Tom Joyce is one of America's premier blacksmiths. He has designed and produced sculptures, as well as working on large architectural projects. He has exhibited and lectured at museums and universities in the United States and abroad. As a National ...
Topics: Vasulkas, installations, Pyroglyphs, writings
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Steina lived in Japan from November 1987 to May 1988 on a fellowship from the US/Japan Friendship Commission. There she recorded sixty hours of video with a camcorder. She let the tapes sit for a year, then began working on them in May 1989. Now, more ...
Topics: Vasulkas, installations, TokyoFour, writings
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Gorgeous or garish (depending on your taste), a vista of Southwestern canyons looms behind awinged figure who broods in black silhouette like a gargoyle on Notre Dame. Is he/she Icarus, the embodiment of doomed human striving? Or the Devil presiding over ...
Topics: Vasulkas, video, Art Of Memory, writings
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by Roberta Reeder and Claas Cordes
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Light music is the term that is applied in the former Soviet Union to performances based on a sequence of light projections, usually accompanied by music and often by acting and movement. It can take many forms, such as designs produced on a screen ...
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ABSTRACT As a sculptor and electronic media artist, I have realized that at a basic level, traditional sculpture and Artificial Intelligence have similar goals: the simulation of the human. This paper gathers ideas which to connect the,two, in a loosely ...
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by Victor Sullivan
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Since the beginning of the eighteenth century the glow of an evacuated discharge tube had puzzled the investigators of electricity, but not until the late nineteenth century did this light between electrodes promise to bring about a revolution not only ...
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The Kitchen was founded in 1971 as a video and performance space at a cultural complex on the outskirts of the Soho area of New York City called the Mercer Arts Center. At 240 Mercer Street, the Kitchen, so-named for a past us for the space in an annex ...
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USING A PLETHYSMOGRAPH, DOPPLER, EMG EQUIPMENT, CONTACT MICROPHONES AND A SYNTHESIZER THE PULSEBEAT, BLOODFLOW AND MUSCLES OF THE ? HANDS AND THE MOTOR SOUNDS OF THE ARTIFICIAL HAND WERE AMPLIFIED AND MODULATED FINGERS WERE FLEXED, THE FIST CLENCHED AND ...
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by Thomas Tadlock
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19 February 1992 MaLin Wilson Special Projects Coordinator The Vasulkas, Inc. Route 6 Box 100 Sante Fe, NM 87501 Dear Ms. Wilson, This is to advise you that the Museum's Loans Committee has today approved the loan of Aldo Tambellini's "Black Spiral" ...
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by Woody ; Steina ; D. Dunn
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At some point Buchla conceptualized what is called the Buchla Colorizer for video. Have you ever heard of this-? No. I say that because there was somebody who did that but as soon as Buchla knew that somebody did it he said that he (Buchla) did it. Who ...
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I THINK ONE ALWAYS REMEMBERS the moment of change of anesthetic norm in one's mind, first the photographic and film recollections from the memories of others, then our own experiences with first seeing video and holography. Such a moment happened to us ...
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WE HAD TWO ENCOUNTERS with Buchla's instruments before we metthe man.1lie firstincident tookplace atSubotnick'sNYUmusic studio on Bleeckerstreet, rightabove Rogosin'sHeekerStreetCinema. 1liene was a clandestine operation in progress: Subotnick's ...
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THE OMNI PRESENT Ilichard Lowenberg broughtus right to the beast. "the Moog" was a series of black closets with intimidating front panels, crisscrossed with tens of patchcords. It must have been somewhere on Ilfth or Park, a Mid-town place that was ...
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VIDE0 ART has been around for more than 30 years, ever since New York Fluxus artist Nam June Paik took a taxi uptown to buy a portable video camera and showed the tapes a few hours later at Greenwich Village's Cafe a Go Go. Yet electronic art has ...
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Dear Woody, The diagrams of the spaces for the exhibition are ready, but before we are going to build the rooms, we want to check it again, so that everything is okay in the end. As you soy; in the enclosed diagram, your room is one of nine ...
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Topic: The Kitchen
The KITCHEN FOR ELECTRONIC MEDIA is located in the Mercer Arts Center, adjacent to Washington Square, at 240 Mercer Street, just off West Ad Street. For further information contact: ...
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The KITCHEN for Electronic Media located at Mercer Arts Center is presenting during the month of June a Videofestival dealing speci­fically with Video as an Electronic Art Me­dium. Videoartists from throughout the United States and Canada have been ...
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by Jolene Thim
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San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, 161 Thud St (WWeen Mission and Hawara streets) a 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, until 9 p.m. Thursday ip- $7, $3.50 for seniors and students, free for children under age 13. Admission is half-price 6 to 4 ...
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It has an enormous amount of circuitry In it for its size, and it is essential that, despite its portability it is not thrown around, as it may receive damage to some of the very delicate circuits. The machine is naturally guaranteed, but it Is ...
Topics: Rights Interview Intitution of Media Policies, interview, Kaldron
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Topics: Rights Interview Intitution of Media Policies, interview, Media Policies Binder, correspondence,...
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Machine Media, the recent retrospective of work by Steina and Woody Vasulka at SFMOMA, demonstrated the compelling vision and startling prescience of the work of these two seminal media artists. It displayed the range of cutting-edge themes and ...
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by Louis Marcorelles
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All of these pieces were composed and recorded with the synthesizer designed by Beman Dawes and built by William Dawes ...
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1. Back Porch -- That portion of the composite picture signal which lies between the trailing edge of the horizontal sync pulse and the trailing edge of the corresponding blanking pulse. 2. Black Clipping -- A video control circuit - found in cameras ...
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CASUAL SHOPPER by Judith Barry San Francisco 28:00 1981 POP-POP VIDEO: KOJAK/WANG by Dara Birnbaum New York 3:00 1980 AIRSPIRITS/LUFTGEISTER by Klaus vom Bruch Cologne,West Germany 8:00 1981 OUR POTENTIAL ALLIES by Peter Callas Sydney,Australia 15:00 ...
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VIDEO, with its small eiee­tranic stage, tends to cramp the aesthetic Held- As In or, dinary television. our vision is. In effect, trapped within a 21-inch box. One way around this far video artists la an installation using a number of monitors. This ...
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Kr'asa techniky agituje pro techniku, ne pro umdni,., je to pokuseni dtrmona dokonalosti, ktery mis, ,inii ncco tusime, l5kti do sv6 sits. Alti si neuvcdomime, jak nakonec vice nez umeni holdujeme dokonalosti techniky... Ne hodnotnijsi umi:ni, ale ...
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L'apparcil a 6td coqu pour We tin outil qui op'vrc champ par champ i basee rdsolution / grande vitesse. Son architecture bride stir tin micro-processeur est tin concept qui pout rdaliser des transformations cntre deux images du champ viddo, pixel par ...
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For the last several years, theoretical physicists have been speculating about the existence of objects which, should they ever be found, could conceivably make something like the Enterprise a reality someday, and might even have something to do with ...
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