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Tony Conrad’s “Yellow Movie” audio clip from MoMA Multimedia

tony conrad's yellow movie

Hear an audio interview excerpt with Tony Conrad discussing Yellow Movie (1973):

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Küçük Sinemalar! – Experimental Cinema from Turkey

Sun., Jan. 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
@ Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

Küçük Sinemalar! (Little Cinemas) is a screening of new experimental shorts by a tight-knit of group film and video makers from Turkey, including Can Eskinazi, Eytan Ipeker, Yoel Meranda, Cengiz Yetken, Mustafa Uzuner and DMS MFA candidate Ekrem Serdar.

Küçük Sinemalar! is a group of media artists, highly cognizant of ideas and aesthetics coming from the North American and European avant-garde, who together also operate the Turkish experimental cinema blog of the same name,” states curator Ekrem Serdar. “Hoping to provide a small survey of experimental practice originating from a continent-straddling nation, the screening will also provide an initial forum for discovery of Turkish avant-garde cinema with a screening of Cengiz Yetken’s 16mm film Of Eh (1968).” The screening is a follow up to “Formless”, a screening of experimental cinema which took place at Istanbul’s Pera Museum. For more information please visit or

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2010 in review: blog stats

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 82 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 146 posts. There were 5 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb.

The busiest day of the year was March 29th with 161 views. The most popular post that day was RON DOUGLAS’ “Unseen Tears” to Screen At Suny Wide Film Festival.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for unseen tears, stefani bardin, ishu patel, unseen tears documentary, and buried land.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


RON DOUGLAS’ “Unseen Tears” to Screen At Suny Wide Film Festival March 2010


Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series starts February 23, 2010 February 2010


“BURIED LAND” directed by STEVEN EASTWOOD & GEOFFREY ALAN RHODES premieres @ Tribeca Int’l Film Festival March 2010
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RON DOUGLAS’ “Unseen Tears” Screening Feb. 18th February 2010


E-POETRY 2011: An International Digital Literature Festival September 2010

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CFP: Time Mutations: Vertical Horizons

neues museum

Call for Proposals:

Since the invention of the clock and the telegraph, space and time have been harnessed to each other in a culturally imposed lock step. Standardizations in train time ultimately led to the establishment of global time zones that persist today in fundamentally structuring our daily experience of the world. Ironically, the standardization of time has had the effect of illuminating the relativity of time and space in even our most mundane experiences. From jet lag and GPS to the syncing of dozens of clocks that seem to multiply around us with every electronic device, we find ourselves constantly adrift in the waters of relative and absolute space and time. Electronic communications technologies from email to live real-time video streaming have intensified this experience in our daily lives, conditioning us to take for granted the relative speed – and lag – of mediated time and space, and to accommodate it with new social conventions and unwritten codes of behavior.

The desire to collapse boundaries of space and time is inherently utopian. To erase cultural and geographic distinctions, and instead inhabit a community in which communication is integrated and instantaneous is a persistent, yet elusive dream. Even when motivated by a generous impulse toward exchange, the desire to dissolve difference in culture, access, time, place and language in the experience of total simultaneity can, of course, never be complete. Seamless or lossless exchange is always thwarted by the embodied nature of communication, culture and technology. Manipulations of time and space through recording and editing techniques may lead us to perceive time and location as particulate states, but ultimately such interventions can never fully reduce experience to such stable or concrete terms.

Time Mutations is a proposal for an exhibition of new artworks that explore these concepts, challenges, and potentials, through a collaboration between two institutions that have historically been deeply invested in experimental media practice. Media practitioners from the Media Art & Design Program at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and at the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Media Study Department have come together to present new projects and provide a platform for interaction between our institutions’ physical and research localities. For this exhibition we are seeking works that focus on individual and collective perceptions of space and time emerging from technologically mediated interaction and exchange. Of particular interest are works in which the concept of time as linear or location as static is successfully challenged, manipulated or collapsed, giving way to alternative experiences and constructions of time, space and place. Explicit failures in these attempts are embraced as both inevitable and interesting – for instance, the failure of technology or mediated social interactions to erase differences in language, cultural protocol, etc.

Proposals for the presentation of existing works as well as new works are invited. Works in every media are welcome including film, video, sculpture, photography, painting, performance, and all genres of electronic and digital media. Limited support for real-time streaming media events and projects will also be available.

Deadline for proposals is February 21, 2011. Please send proposals, questions, or requests for information to: liz.flyntz [at]


Marke.6 gallery, in the Neues Museum Weimar, Germany is neo-renaissance building constructed in 1869, which currently houses exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.

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Reactionary Ensemble & Nimbus Dance: SURROUND: VISUAL

Surround: Visual
December 8th at Asbury Hall in Babeville
341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY

Surround: Audio/Visual is a brand new 2-part performance by the Reactionary Ensemble commissioned as part of Beyond/In WNY 2010. Reactionary Ensemble is a roving circuit of improvisational artists and musicians looking to merge sound and vision into an immersive, multidimensional experience. Fluid in nature, these sensory-based performances unleash streams of transitory sounds and visual images to stimulate a hypnotic, primordial, trance-like state of spontaneous free association.

Surround: Visual is the final performance of Beyond/In WNY. The show will feature a 40-ft diameter screen surrounding the audience designed by architect Brad Wales. The screen will have 8 different live mixed videos projected onto it mixed by 8 different video artists utilizing the same audio data from the instruments.

Reactionary is also working with dance company nimbus dance, following the successful collaboration radio/ACTIVE at this summer’s Infringement Festival. The dancers will wear Wiimotes to track their motion data, which will also be converted into visual data for the video artists to work with.

Surround: Visual will feature over 25 artists, including dancers Elyssa Bourke, Erin Bahn, Beth Elkins, Nancy Hughes, Laura Matteliano, Angela Lopez, Leanne Rinelli and Bonnie Jean Taylor, video artists Cory Gath, Courtney Grim, Liz Knipe, Carl Lee, Jeff Maciejewski, Tammy McGovern, Brian Milbrand and Vince Mistretta, and musicians Jim Abramson, Kathleen Ashwill, Steve Baczkowski, Michael Basinski, Gabe Beam, Kevin Obrien Cain, Jenece Gerber, Mike Kimaid, Keir Neuringer, KG Price and T. Andrew Trump and Stage Director Melissa Shanahan.

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A curatorial collaboration of twelve regional museums and galleries, Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents is a contemporary, multi-venue arts exhibition. It will present the work of outstanding artists from Western New York and Southern Ontario, Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania and for the first time, feature the work of artists from outside the region, blurring the local with the global and challenging the assumptions of what these distinctions mean today, when all artists are both.

Beyond/In kicks off this evening, Thursday, September 23, 2010 with a high-wire walk at the Liberty Building by reknown French tight-rope walker, Didier Pasquette.

Featuring the participation of many artists affiliated with the Department of Media Study including: Josephine Anstey, Jordan Dalton, Elyse Harzynski, Barbara Lattanzi, Carl Lee, Luke Noonan, Dave Pape, Cayden Mak, Brian Milbrand, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Anna Scime, Mark Shepard, Jessica Thompson, members of virocode and more.

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Terrific Buffalo News ArtsBeat review of the Intermedia Performance Studio’s Play/Share Beyond/In event this weekend as part of the 2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival. Congrats!

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Buffalo Infringement Fest on WBFO

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BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – The 6th Annual Buffalo Infringement Festival kicked off this past weekend in Allentown, celebrating the city’s rich arts & cultural scene. WBFO’s Lauren Mook (DMS BA ’09) spoke with the Festival’s organizers, musicians, performers, and attendees about what makes this festival so unique.

To view the WBFO News article, please go to:

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EROTIC ECONOMIES Release/Screening


Saturday July 31 8:30pm – 10:30pm
@ “the Lawn” 88 West Utica Street, Buffalo, NY 14209

Free preview, celebration & outdoor screening of experimental shorts curated by Media Study MFA candidates Anna Scime & Liz Flyntz for the Erotic Economies journal.

Ranging from hand-processed abstract film to dirty animation, this selection features work by: Jamie Moore, Max Bernstein, Josh Parkins, James Boatwright, Tony Conrad, Joshua Strauss, Scott Ries, Robby Rackleff, Mili Pradhan, Sophie Hamacher, Michael Beitz, Masha Sha, Justin Chouinard & Reinhard Reitzenstein.

Refreshments will be available (though feel free to bring your own too)

Bring bugspray and blankets!

At least PG13.

Night lawn party starts at 8:30pm, with Screening at 10:00pm.

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2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival

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The 2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival
Thursday, July 22 — Sunday, August 1

Featuring Media Study students and faculty. Over 700 performances! Over 350 plays, bands, art installations, films, parties, etcetera! Over 50 venues (and non-venues) in and around the Allentown neighborhood of Buffalo, NY!

Media Study folks include: Intermedia Performance Studio, Jordan Dalton, Ron Douglas, Ekrem Serdar, Liz Chow, Josh Parkins, Michael Beitz, Masha Sha, Anna Scime, Neil Terry, Joshua Strauss and Lulldozer.

The official schedule is online! See the schedule page for the complete list of shows, including updates to the printed program in the July 22 ArtVOice.

Art Under the Radar
Every summer, the streets of Buffalo come alive with scores of events by local and visiting theatre and dance companies, puppeteers, media artists, poets, comics, musicians, cabaret acts, digital designers, and miscellaneous insurrectionists. The annual Buffalo Infringement Festival provides artists and audiences of all backgrounds the chance to come together, take chances, push boundaries, and explore uncharted territory because exciting art can happen anywhere, anytime, without a blockbuster budget. (Or any budget at all, for that matter.)

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