Arts Intermix (EAI) presents its first live performance event and video
screening of the
fall 2003 season. Three exciting young art collectives re-activate the lo-fi:
Cory Arcangel and Alex Galloway from Beige and Radical Software Group
will demonstrate the subversive genre of video game hacking.
Video work by Forcefield and a live music performance by Termination
Gnome will galvanize obsolete analogue signal-processors and defunct electronics.
Paper Rad and their robot, Dr. Doo, will create an exuberant and psychedelic spectacle using material
from the Internet, television, video games, and advertising.
The event also includes rarely-screened video by technical pioneers who
were among the first to experiment with analogue sound and image.
Cory Arcangel and Alex Galloway (Beige/RSG)
Termination Gnome (formerly of Forcefield)
Dr. Doo (Paper
New Tech Lo-Fi Screening:
Video II, 1996, 2:10 min, color, sound
Ara Peterson: 12 Ball, 1996, 16mm, 5 min, b&w, sound
Berry Face, 2002, 3:51 min, color, sound
PjVidz #1: Color Vision, 2003, 30:50 min, color, sound (excerpt)
Synaesthetic Video Revival:
Selected Works I, 1976-77, 48:30 min, color, sound (excerpt)
Tomorrow Never Knows, 1968, 3:10 min, color, sound
Spiral 5 PTL, 1980-1, 7 min, color, sound
Steina and Woody
Vasulka: Discs, 1970, 5:24 min, b&w, sound
For detailed information on these artists and works, please see EAIÕs Online
About the artists
Beige and Radical Software Group are loosely defined ensembles of artists
and programmers working collaboratively in digital media. Beige has produced
videos, Web projects, and modified Nintendo video game cartridges. Radical
Software Group, or RSG, (named for Radical Software, the seminal 1970’s
magazine) has focused on network environments and interface design, including
the award-winning software tool Carnivore. The work of both groups has
been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, PS 1, Eyebeam, and the
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Forcefield, an artist collective from Providence, Rhode Island, has forged
an interdisciplinary practice that includes music, performance, installation,
textiles, printmaking, and video. Collapsing the neo-primitivist and the
futurist, Forcefield's patchwork aesthetic suggests the detritus of the
post-nuclear future, the recent past, and the post-industrial present.
Since their appearance in the Whitney Biennial of 2002, their work has
been shown at the Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, the Museo de Arte Reina
Sofia, and the 2003 Lyon Biennal.
At once affirmative and critical, the work of artist collective Paper
Rad reprograms references to popular culture with a neo-primitivist, digital
aesthetic. The group also works in sound and music, clothing design, photography,
comics, and writing. In keeping with their emphasis on current pop culture
and media, the group presents ongoing Paper Rad activities and output
via an eye-popping Web site (www.paperrad.org). Their work has been shown
at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Institute of Contemporary
Art in London, and Tate Britain, and they have performed at music venues
and film festivals throughout the US.
The Synaesthetic Video Revival presents the work of Dan Sandin, Eric Siegel,
Stan VanDerBeek, and the Vasulkas, who are major figures in video history.
In designing and building their own equipment, such as the Siegel Colorizer
and the Sandin Image Processor, these artists pioneered experiments with
analogue and digital imaging in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Detailed information about all of these artists can be found at http://www.eai.org.
EAI is a nonprofit media arts organization and a leading resource for
video art and interactive media. EAI's core program is the worldwide distribution
of a major collection of media art works, ranging from seminal works of
the 1960s to new works by emerging artists. EAI's activities include extensive
online resources, a video preservation program, free viewing access, and
special screening events. For more information, please visit EAI's website
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