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Monday, April 11, 2011
Blog posting written by Shea Lynch, Documentary Studies '14, FLEFF Intern, Glens Falls, New York
IF YOU MISSED THIS EVENT, YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON THE FLEFF EXPERIENCE!
Monday April 11 kicked off FLEFF Week on the campus of Ithaca College. Our first event was Checkpoints: New Media Art Installation Center, moderated by Tim Murray from Cornell University. Artists showcasing their work were Renate Ferrow of Cornell University and Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirardo of Ithaca College.
Tim Murray gave a wonderful presentation on the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in the beginning of the program. I want to take a moment and educate everyone on this great artistic haven that will soon be no more come the end of this May.
"The Residency Program supports projects which approach media as a contemporary electronic and cinematic art form, providing artists with time and space for aesthetic exploration in the creation of new work. The self-directed work environment offers personalized instruction, use of a unique imaging system and access to the media library. Artists use the system themselves, and have unlimited access to the studio during their stay, with time and space for aesthetic exploration in the creation of new works."
And since 1989, ETC has offered over one million dollars in grants to organizations and artists in New York State, including FLEFF!
Due to financial constraints, the ETC will no longer be run by Ralph Hocking. Cornell University, with the help of Tim Murray, will try to salvage the library of various video art projects stored in the vaults of ETC.
Everyone should check ETC out! It is a very cool organization that will soon be no more!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Blog was written by Kelsey Greene, Documentary Studies and Production, '13, FLEFF intern, Buffalo, New York
I am not usually the kind of student who pulls out their computer during class to go online, but I have been instructed to do so for this blog.
I am sitting in the third row of seats in room 115 of the Center for Health Sciences building. Renate Ferro is currently speaking to the audience of mostly students who regularly attend Dr. Zimmerman's class Nonfiction Film Theory at this time.
The Experimental Television Center, which has been an important place for discovery for many respected artists is located in Owego, NY. It sadly will be closing this year in May, but is most definitely celebrated and will not be forgotten.
Renete showed us some neat projects she has done or is working on including:
Now, Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirado are speaking and showing pieces they have worked on. They began by showing us a project they did with twelve stacked TVs that they synced with music.
The projects they are showing us were made at the Experimental Television Center. It is interesting to hear their personal stories about how they made them while they show us the art.
Some of the projects they showed us were:
It has been really neat to see the artists discuss their projects and share their thoughts with each other and the students in the room.
I'm looking forward to more FLEFF events and will try to keep you posted!