Artist in Resident at Signal Culture

Greetings from Owego, NY, where I've been gifted a week's artist residency to try my hand at mixing video signals and diving deeper into my work while retreated from the city.  

Elvis on the Wobbulator - 1970s device by Nam June Paik and video engineer Shuya Abe, recreated by Signal Culture's own Jason Bernagozzi. Here's Elvis saying "The image is one thing, the human being is another. . . it's hard to live up to an image." Yes. It. Is. Thank. You. Very. Much. 

Elvis on the Wobbulator - 1970s device by Nam June Paik and video engineer Shuya Abe, recreated by Signal Culture's own Jason Bernagozzi. Here's Elvis saying "The image is one thing, the human being is another. . . it's hard to live up to an image." Yes. It. Is. Thank. You. Very. Much. 

Signal Culture was founded in 2012 by Jason Bernagozzi, Debora Bernagozzi & Hank Rudolph with the idea to create an environment where innovative artists, toolmakers, curators, critics, and art historians who are contributing to the field of media art will have time and space to make new work and to interact with one another. In addition to the residency program, we wanted to organize public exhibitions and produce resources for researchers and practitioners in the field of experimental media art as a way to expand support beyond the residency.
— www.signalculture.org
Selfie from Signal Culture Residency with toolmaker Darcy Neal. Time does in fact fly when you're having fun. 

Selfie from Signal Culture Residency with toolmaker Darcy Neal. Time does in fact fly when you're having fun. 

ANAMORPHOSIS show at OPEN SOURCE Gallery NYC, Jan 9-30, 2016; Opening Reception: Jan 9, 7PM

/rive: Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis | Convergence Lines | Press Release | Artist Website | Facebook Event

January 9-30, 2016
Opening Reception: January 9, 7-9pm

/rive collective presents Anamorphosis, an installation for Open Source Gallery.

Anamorphosis is a spatial and relational exploration of what makes and defines a neighborhood, set in, and inspired by, the area surrounding the Open Source Gallery. The exhibit’s video and photo installations seek to collectively make visible the physical and social lines that demarcate and connect a community. Through site-specific and mobile media projects that encourage residents to reflect upon their neighborhood and share their stories, /rive seeks to highlight the relationships between public space, mobile technology and local or microhistories.

In Horizon Lines, Annie Berman and Samara Smith uncover the edges that mark the neighborhood’s undefined and immutable borders. By visually exploring lines of demarcation, Berman and Smith investigate the areas where neighborhood life meets neighborhood boundaries. In Convergence Lines, Samara Smith and A.E. Souzis outline the area’s social connections by mapping photographs sourced from the neighborhood’s residents. Visitors to the exhibit and residents will be invited to submit photographs via text throughout the month of January. When the images are collected and exhibited, they will create a more complete portrait of the surrounding communities, offering a glimpse into the many individual narratives that exist within the neighborhood.

/rive is a Brooklyn-based artist collective focused on site-specific, locative projects that meet at the intersection of psychogeography, locative media and documentary narrative. Most projects are set in, and explore, urban public spaces. Inspired by social practice, /rive embraces collaborative and participatory methodologies, blurring the boundaries between maker, subject and audience. Members Annie Berman, Samara Smith and A.E. Souzis have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum, Anthology Film Archives, New York Film Festival, Hammer Museum, Art in Odd Places and beyond.

- See more at: http://open-source-gallery.org/rive/#sthash.mU7twx8t.dpuf