Private Tour with Exhibition Curator!
Join the NYFVC for an electric afternoon in the extraordinary exhibition spotlighting the Experimental Television Center (ETC) at the Hunter College Art Galleries. Members will enjoy a private tour with Chief Curator Sarah Watson, followed by an afternoon happy hour at a neighborhood bar (first drink is on us!). This is an amazing opportunity to visit this show before it closes, and a rare chance to see the vintage image processors and fascinating ephemera on display from the legendary ETC. If you’re at all curious about the history of artists experimenting with the medium of television from the 1960s to the 2000s, you don’t want to miss this!
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2:30pm
Location: 205 Hudson Street Gallery, NY NY
Gallery entrance is on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Greenwich Streets
The Experimental Television Center:
For over forty years, the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in Owego, New York, was one of North America’s preeminent organizations for video art, fostering a community for creativity and innovation through its residency and tool-building programs.The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc . . . is the first academic survey of the Center’s prolific, yet under recognized role in the evolution of video art. Through works of art, ephemera, and video processing tools, this exhibition maps the ETC’s influence within the larger narrative of the history of video into the digital and internet age. From 1971 to 2011, over 1,500 artists participated in the ETC residency program, which functioned as a site for exploration, education, and practice for media artists. This exhibition spans works from the 1960s through the 2000s and also includes a collection of original analog instruments designed by artists/technologists, as well as two interactive installations featuring contemporary tools designed by Dave Jones, a long-time collaborator with ETC, and by Jason and Debora Bernagozzi, founders of the new media organization Signal Culture in Owego, New York.
The exhibition is organized by: Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Timothy Murray, Curator of the Rose Golden Archive of New Media Art, and Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director of the Experimental Television Center.