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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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No matter how you approach "Steins and Woody Vasuika: Machine Media" at the San Francisco Museum of:Modern Art, the first part of It you We will be a device known as "Allvision" 1197fit. It sits on a metal span at the top of the muse­um's central ...
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What excites me more than anything else is not just that are going to present five nights (including Vasulka's The Commission) of the best concerts we can do, but rather, the dynamic fact alone of things happening: of composers, perfor­mers, poets and ...
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The lender hereby agrees to lend to the Museum of New Mexico and the Museum of New Mexico agrees to accept into custody the object(s) listed below for the purpose stated. All loans are accepted under the Conditions for Incoming Loans as stated on the ...
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The Genlock Processing Amplifier represents one of a new breed of video devices from Siegel-Electronics. In addition to it being an outstanding video processing amplifier, capable of recovering video signalsthought hopeless, it also incorporates switcher ...
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Four years ago I became interested ill %Ndying the extent to mlliell one can perceive differences ill visnal patterns when all familiar cues are removed. In this w;tv I hoped to dissociate tile priuli­tive Ineclnanisnis of pereehtlml from the more ...
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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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Dear Sir or Madame, We live in the little village of Santa Fe. We have no access to French tax forms, nor do we understand French. May we please arrange to pick up from you in person the check we are owed [1.66 Frs (HT)] when we are in France next ...
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First of all, I'd like to welcome you all here this evening and also thank Tim and the rest of the organizing committee for inviting me to speak to you. In point of fact, today's electronic art student will become, tomorrow, one of the most important ...
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Jazz Flute Trio with Ron Carter, bass & Gene Bertoncini, guitar HALAS Hubert Laws, flute Henry Schuman, oboe Five 16th century Hungarian Dances Ken Adams, clarinet - Ferenc Farkas Bill, Hamilton, French horn Don MacCourt, bassoon HALAS with Gilbert ...
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the most intelligent girl in the-world of entertainment. She is a shinin is Morocco, nation's outstanding Oriental dancer, but it won't form. She be iong before she'll also be hailed as a superb actress, and nothing me a singing star. Morocco was born ...
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Secondly, the survey provides a basis for comparison among the different systems, designed to show where they are similar, where they vary, and prompt you to directly contact those manufacturers whose systems you wish to evaluate seriously. It is clear, ...
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A Composition for Three Percussionists Performed by Chris Shultis, John Bartlit and Doug Notingham Sena Plaza Courtyard July 6, 5-7 PM Sena Galleries East invites you to honor the artists at a reception. Friday, July 6, 1990 5-7 PM The ...
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by June Paik; Shigeko Kubota
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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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If in a rectangular room, don't set up across short end like a movie theatre. Set up along a long wall, or symmetrically, or diagonally across a corner. _ If along a wall, set up in a straight line. If across a corner, set in a curved line (facing in) ...
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Welcome to the studio. This manual has been put together to help explain how to use the Video Image Processing system. The explanations and descriptions vary in depth and technical complexity. Since you will actually be "constructing" the system through ...
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Whether it was by accident or by design, television in its present form came into being in San Francisco, California. Since those first successful experiments by Philo Taylor Farnsworth in 1926, T.V. has forced its way into our lives in a startling and ...
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by Steina Vasulka
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Two cameras, one B/W the other Color are placed on a turntable, facing the sane direction. A small 8" B/W monitor is placed between them. The unobstructed B/W camera displays its image on the small monitor, filling the large image of the color camera ...
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Global Village was pleased, once again, to present our Annual Documentary Video Festival. This year's festival makred the third year we have honored the video docu­mentary in a special program. Despite its early emergence in the video spectrum, the ...
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We just received the draft of the contract from Katarina this morning. After reading the draft and discussin g it with our team we came to the conclusion that the conditions are too unreasonable to accept, it almost looks that somebody does not want ...
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Two phantoms haunt video arts uneasy dreams-tele­vision and art. For over 20 years the conflicting models offered by these fields have pulled at video artists, simultaneously attracting and repelling them. They have found themselves trapped between these ...
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The history of electronic sound modification is as old as the history of electronic musical instruments and electronic sound transmission, recording, and repro­duction. Means for modifying electrically generated sound have been known. since the late ...
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by Woody Vasulka
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by Woody VasuIka
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In describing Pre-Columbion America, Tzve­ton Todorov concludes that ''the necessary memorization of laws and Traditions imposed by the absence of writing determines, as we hove seen, the predominance of ritual over improvisa­Iion- "a Television, of ...
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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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SOME WORKS ON THIS PROGRAM WERE PART OF 100 MILE RADIUS. ENVIRONMENTS III. WHICH WAS PRODUCED BY THE KIRKLAND ART CENTER. CLINTON, N.Y. WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS ...
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by Amos Vogel
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Its founders, John Reilly and Julie Gustafson would have try be in­vented if they (did not exist. Thev hsvc nuuji;bed thi:, organiv:-':ion-.-t€,c first in­dependent video group in the L.S.­Into a full-fledged non-profit institution that lacks the usual ...
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Switch! Monitor! Drift! is a videotape Steina made in 1976. It is pan of her Machine Vision' series-a group of tapes and installations that questions our assumptions of point of view, "our" visual spectrum, our sense of where we are in terms of what we ...
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by Mats Karlsson
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STOCKHOLM (TT) Fem unga konstniirers reflex­ioner kring begreppet och rummet Folkets hus i t te­mat for utstallningen Konsten och verklighe­ten. Folkets Hus och Rik­sutstAllningar sama_ rbe­tar nar konstnarer frin de nordiska landerna stM­ler ut i fem ...
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by ROBERT RIVling, Peter Sorensen
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The most fundamental question to be addressed in this survey is, What is a digital art/paint system? Secondly, the survey provides a basis for comparison among the different systems, designed to show where they are similar, where they vary, and prompt ...
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Nasceu na Tcheco-Esloviquia. Estudou na Academia de Cinema de Praga. Fez documentirios na Argelia, Islandia e Tcheco-Esloviquia. 1970 Woody e Steina co­me~aram a coloborar em experiencias com o video. 1971 Fundou A Cozinha, em Nova Iorque. 1972 Estagiou ...
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As science advances, with the resulting advances in technology. wn_ have new tools and new caoahilities which: influence our world in ^nanv ways.:his nerr technolot7v not only influences the traditional art forms but also nrodu:.es new forms of art ...
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by Harald Bode
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The feedback effect, which leads to the well known and very disturbing howl, is caused by resonances in the listen­ing area (reflection off various surfaces) and by a build-up of these resonances through many round trips of the sound from the speaker to ...
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Give an impression of each film to convey the giant image of the production company. An outline and script was first written, based on using 20 slide pro­jectors and three movie projectors. While some film stills were avail­able, over 35,000 miles were ...
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Recently I spoke about extra-terrestrial contact and the relationship to the psilocybe mushrooms. I've mentioned before that psilocin, which is what psilocybin quickly becomes as it enters one's metabolism, is four hvdroxy-di-methyltryptantine; it is ...
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SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM of 'Modern Art has just passed its last year in its new instant land­Ii niark Third Street home. It was - ime to celebrate: Practically r ~•eryone loves the building; at­tendance is up, to a remarkable 500,000; and gifts of new i ...
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by Steve Seid
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Dear Steina, Here's the down-and-dirty copy of MUSIC WITH BALLS, I send I'd send along. If there's ever a reason to get an exhibition level copy that could be arranged. The Pacific Film Archive now has the quad masters, as well as the 1" transfers. I ...
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"The instrument is the answer for composers who wish to work with electronic materials but care nothing for electronics, and teachers will find it student-proof." Robert Erickson, Composer Teacher, San Francisco Conservatory of Music "Aside from ...
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The analog between a traditional loom and modern television display struck me as so obvious that in early 1974 I designed an all digital video synthesizing circuit named the video weaver. TV displays with scan lines running horizontally across the ...
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For two years the Center, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, operated an equipment access program for Bin7hamton and surrounding communities. The prorram and facilities were available without charge to anyone with an interest in ...
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This interview is a dialogue between two video makers, Woody Vasulka and Ken Ausubel, now living and working Santa Fe, New Mexico. Woody Vasulka and his wife Steina, are two of the artists included in the Video As Attitude exhibition at The Museum of ...
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by Glen Southworth
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l magine paying five to ten thousand dol­lars for a single sheet of film! That's what a solid-state video memory might cost you, and the TV camera and monitor to go with it can add substantially to the price tag. Furthermore, the resolution of your piece ...
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On a screen nine feet high and thirty-six feet wide, three massive images are projected. We see close up a leaf, a part of a leaf, reflections on running brooks, a toad on a stone, then the stone, and mountains with clouds moving across. Each one is a ...
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by Douglas Davis
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scant minute in the history of the medium the situation is existential. The major problem is our inability to look at video without the prejudice of film. I have in hand a recent review by Jonas Mekas of a videotape festival held at the Westbeth (New ...
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by stuart liebman
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More than ten years have passed since Paul Sharits neatly transcribed three short section from Wittgenstein's "Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics" into the hectic assemblage of notes for his film S:tream:S:S:ection:S:ec­tionSS:ectioned, 1 165 ...
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by Xavier Bellprat
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Dear Steina dear Woody We greatly enjoyed Your video presentation in Bern the other day. I am the fellow that talked to You regarding the possible involvement in one of the programmes that are planned for the 700 year anniversary in 1991. The programme ...
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by Nancy Daniels
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Dear Mr. Siegel, We are pleased to provide you with the databook information you had requested from National Semiconductor. The enclosed information represents National Semiconductor's commitment to design excellence. Our industry expertise and silicon ...
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Everybody knows that no New Yorker would be caught dead at the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. Personally, I let years go by before I stood in awe on the gorge rim above Taughannock Falls. The same unreasonable situation may prevail, I ...
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Awards were presented at the Water Tower Hyatt House, Chi­cago, for over 30 TV commercials selected as outstanding in their category from several hundred en­tered in the U, S. Television Com­mercials Festival. Cited for the chairman's special award was ...
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How to Set Up "Cloud Music" (the 197a's installation by Bob Watts, David Behrman and Hob Diamond) from David Behrman to David Muller. May 4, 1992 There are 3 units: (1) video analyzer (VA) -- tall unit with metal base and lexan top containing circuit ...
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Steina and Woody Vasulka are major figures in video history, technical pio­neers who have contributed enormously to the evolution of the medium and who continue to be important practitioners of video as art. The Vasulkas'tech­nological investigations ...
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der Beginn einer neuen Wissenschaft sein? Wird es ihr - wie schon vorher mit "Im Netz der Systeme" and "Virtuelle Welten" - wieder gelingen, neue Begriffe ins Spiel zu bringen and neue Trends zu setzen? Wird dieses neue Weltbild Endophysik heif3en? ...
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by David Sears Mather
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Could it be that it is at the moment the war machine ceases to exist, conquered by the State, that it displays to the utmost its irreducibility, that it scatters into thinking, loving, dying, or creating machines which have at their disposal vital or ...
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by Gene Youngblood; Steina Vasulka
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Steina, born in Iceland in 1940, attended the Music Conservatory in Prague from 1959 to 1963, and joined the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in 1964. She came to the United States the following year and has participated in the development of the electronic ...
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Steina, and Woody Vasulka have been making video art since the early 1970s, when they had to haul TV monitors across New York by taxi in order to show their work. Today, every cutting edge gal­lery has access to video equip­ment. And in the small world ...
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Visiting Video Artist Steina Vasulka. Thursday March 19, 9:00 pm. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Stage One Auditorium. $2, $1.50 for students and senior citizens. Premier video artist Steina Vasulka will present a selection of her work, including Urban ...
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Dear Video '79ers: Thank you for helping us make Video '79. It was a wonderful success on many levels. The response was fantastic and the contribution of your work helped to make it as important as it was. Video '79 was a milestone festival for video, ...
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