Related EAI Public Programs

Maintaining Clarity: Recent Works in Distribution
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 264 Canal Street #3W
New York, NY 10013

February 28th, 2023
7:00 pm ET

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Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to present an eclectic selection of videos ranging from frenetic experiments to raw cell phone footage, musical numbers to satirical riffs on sleek consumer electronics, culled from works recently added to our distribution catalogue. The evening takes its title from Ulysses Jenkins’s Sobriety (2022), a new video and song by his conceptual art band Othervisions about keeping one’s head above water amid tumult.

In this collection of short works, artists contend with technology’s travails and possibilities, exploring how digital devices interact with the corporeal world. Cecelia Condit’s AI and I considers the artist’s relationship to Amazon’s Alexa. Jayson Musson’s Blockedt! pitches a functionless “anti-social social networking” app, co-developed with Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti for Rhizome’s Seven on Seven. Shelly Silver’s Score for Joanna Kotze, described by the artist as a “dance film that primarily leaves us in the dark,” flickers through photographs of flowers, buildings, and debris, and C. Spencer Yeh’s Three Waves collages close-up video and recordings from the artist’s mouth. LoVid’s Three Moons compiles footage of weeds, wild flora, and friends in and around Long Island taken with a custom-built temporospatial camera, and Wu Tsang’s iPhone-shot Girl Talk captures poet and scholar Fred Moten letting loose to Josiah Wise’s cover of the eponymous 1965 jazz standard.

Following the program, there will be an informal chat with Cecelia Condit, LoVid, Shelly Silver, and C. Spencer Yeh. An online, closed-captioned version of this program will be accessible for a limited time in March.

Please note that works in this program contain flashing lights and intense visual patterns.

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)’s venue is located at 264 Canal Street, 3W, near several Canal Street subway stations. Our floor is accessible by elevator (63" × 60" car, 31" door) and stairway. Due to the age and other characteristics of the building, our bathrooms are not ADA-accessible, though several such bathrooms are located nearby. If you have questions about access, please contact cstrange@eai.org in advance of the event.
EAI at Moving Image New York 2016
Waterfront New York Tunnel 269 11th Avenue
(Between 27th and 28th Streets)
New York, NY 10001

Opening reception Thursday, March 3, 6-8 pm

Open to the public:
Thursday - Saturday, March 3-5, 11-8 pm
Sunday, March 6, 11-4 pm.

EAI partnered with Moving Image New York to present LoVid's 2015 video cell-a-scape.

In EAI's 45th anniversary year, we celebrate new moving image work that carries forward a legacy begun in the early days of video and computer technology in the 1960s and 70s. During a residency at the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in Oswego, New York, LoVid (Tali Hinks and Kyle Lapidus) worked with historical image-audio processing devices (including Nam June Paik's "Wobbulator," the Sandin Image Processor, and the Jones Colorizer). The duo began to create their own hand-built synthesizers, culminating in their main instrument, the Sync Armonica, constructed during a residency at Eyebeam in 2005.

cell-a-scape visualizes the juxtaposition of media with physical objects, geographic spaces, and human culture, and foregrounds the porous boundaries between the "reality" of nature and the constructed experience of technology.
Artists' Video from EAI at the Sagamore Hotel in Miami
The Sagamore Hotel 1671 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida

On view during Art Basel Miami Beach
December, 2015

The special selection of media artworks for the public spaces of the Sagamore Hotel was drawn from EAI's extensive archive. The media artworks on display in the hotel presented formal, conceptual, or perceptual transformations of natural landscapes and environments. In works that range from the playful to the socially resonant, the artists investigate diverse notions of landscape, from transmutations of nature, the body, and everyday objects to the "media landscape" of today's televisual and digital cultures. Moving between abstraction and representation, the organic and the electronic, these works—which span five decades—also explore the materiality and meanings of video and digital media.
Explorations in the Videospace:
Interdisciplinary Art and the Videofreex
Panel and Screening
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 W. 22nd St. 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

March 25, 2015

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) hosted a panel and screening in conjunction with the exhibition Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television at The Dorsky Museum, organized by Andrew Ingall. This event emphazized the bold interdisciplinary nature of the collective's projects, with a special focus on Videofreex founding member David Cort, who edited several of his key video works at EAI in the 1970s. Selections of Cort's video work, representing his use of video as an interactive tool for electronic imaging exploration, provided a catalyst for the panel discussion. Panelists included original Videofreex member Davidson Gigliotti, artist and Cort collaborator Shalom Gorewitz, and LoVid, a media art duo who represent a new generation of artists who have been influenced by the interdisciplinary practices of Cort and the Videofreex.