Mar 14th 2011
International Digital Language | Arts Festival
TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
May 18-21, 2011
University at Buffalo
Web registration now available! Specially-priced advance registration offered during March 2011 only!
If you are interested in the emerging edge of language-informed arts practice, whether as a poet, writer, artist, media innovator, scholar, teacher, performer, or in any other disciplines, E-Poetry offers a context for practice and analysis that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. For its tenth anniversary, E-Poetry has been brought back to Buffalo, a central and accessible location for its activities. It will provide a mix of practices, with the emphasis on emerging practices in multiple disciplines that find themselves embedded or even just on the edge of the digital. It will convene a celebratory (in the triumphant spirit of preceding historic poetry festivals) and thought-filled gathering of 150 artists, writers, and scholars from 40 countries — a diversity and culturally rich offering that won’t be found elsewhere.
Jan 24th 2011
The Fifteenth Annual International Women’s Film Festival
@ the Market Arcade 639 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
on February 17, 2011 – March 31, 2011
The festival is running for six consecutive Thursdays and gives film lovers from Western New York a rare chance to see some authentically underground films from all over the world.
The IWFF, which is sponsored by UB’s Gender Institute, consists mostly of little-known films made by un- or underfunded independent women filmmakers. Festival programmer Ruth Goldman, in her second year at the helm, says she likes to cast as wide a net as possible when scheduling the festival. “I believe the festival should provide viewers with the opportunity to see films by women that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to see in a theater,” Goldman says.
Although most mainstream moviegoers will not recognize the filmmakers in the lineup, Goldman, who is an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Media Study and a documentary filmmaker herself, says the point of the festival is not to give viewers something they are comfortable with. Instead, the festival should make viewers uncomfortable, it should make them think, and it should introduce them to new ways of seeing the movies. “As a programmer and educator,” Goldman says, “my intent is to provoke, in the best possible spirit of the word.”
To view the entire Spree Article: http://buffalospreemagazine.com/current/010211film.html
Film Fest Schedule: http://genderin.buffalo.edu/filmfest.php
Jan 10th 2011
ELECTRONIC LITERATURE WORKSHOP
20th and 21st of January 2011
Glazier Exhibition: Middle Orange | Media Naranja
Glazier Performance: [ 8vo ]
Glazier Presentation: Una Piccola Historia della Poesia Elettronica
Exhibition screening of Middle Orange, performance of digital poem [ 8vo ], and paper presentation of Una Piccola Historia della Poesia Elettronica by Media Study Faculty Member, Dr. Loss Pequeño Glazier, as an invited participant at OLE.
The OLE (Officina di Letteratura Elettronica) Workshop of Electronic Literature conference and festival will be the first significant event in the field of digital literature hosted in Italy. The workshop will allow the OLE to introduce the field of Electronic Literature as it is practiced in Italy. Artists and researchers worldwide shall meet and present their research and works. This will permit researchers to present their latest research and artists to premier their newest works.
Oct 31st 2010
May 18-21, 2011
Location: SUNY Buffalo North Campus & Select Buffalo Locations
E-Poetry 2011 update:
Still six months away, E-Poetry 2011 already has 50 participants as of October 31, 2010, from 19 countries! E-Poetry 2011 promises to be an exciting, historic, and truly international festival, hopefully helping to pioneer new paths in its field.
Registration for the Festival is now available. Please register in advance, if possible, to assure availability and do keep it starred as a beacon of warmth on your spring calendar!
You can register here: http://epc.buffalo.edu/e-poetry/2011/about.html
Oct 26th 2010
MFA candidate John J. Fink will screen his film Hollow Spaces at the 2010 Hartford International Film Festival in Hartford, Connecticut. MFA & MArch candidate Adam Laskowitz also contributed music to the film.
Hollow Spaces is a narrative drama about a young man who after running away five years earlier must return home to confront a violent secret that threatens to consume his future.
The film will screen on Saturday November 6, 2010 at 7:30PM at the Screening Room at La Paloma Sabanera, 405 Capital Ave, Hartford, Connecticut.
More information and tickets are available at http://www.capitolcinema.org/.
Sep 3rd 2010
May 18-21, 2011
SUNY Buffalo North Campus & Select Buffalo Locations
Returning from venues in London, Paris, and Barcelona, the E-Poetry Festival presents three and a half days of emerging digital poetry, poetics, and new media, drawing from numerous countries, discourses, and modes of practice.
Please check http://epc.buffalo.edu/e-poetry/2011 for information as it becomes available.
Aug 3rd 2010
Aug 2nd 2010
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: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1681228.
Jul 28th 2010
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.)
Jul 17th 2010
Ron Douglas’ documentary Unseen Tears will show in this years Lights Camera Help Film Festival
If you are in Austin check it out.
Apr 19th 2010
Several Media Study graduates — including Elizabeth Nixon (BA ’09), Jason Aupperle (BA ’04), Dominick Saraceno (BA ,05), and Alex Teller, (BA ’07) — have films featured in this year’s Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival. For more info visit the www.bniff.com.
Apr 16th 2010
"Officer Lenot In: Show Time" Written and Directed by Alex Teller (BA '07) and Alon Jex at Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
Shot guerilla-style throughout all of New York City, Officer Lenot in: Showtime is a classic action/comedy cop movie with a film industry twist. Written and Directed by Alex Teller (BA ’07) and Alon Jex, Starring Alex Lazo de la Vega, Nick Magesis, Zach Augenfeld, Stephanie Pon, Josh Dodrill, Michael Cole & more! Check out Lenotshowtime.com for more info.
Mar 8th 2010
From Hollow Earth Radio’s website:
Hollow Earth Radio’s 3rd Annual Magma Festival will occur throughout the month of March in Seattle, WA. This year, we have crafted 10 amazing shows of live performances around town at all-ages venues including: The Vera Project, The Mine in Ballard, 20/20 Cycle, The Fremont Abbey Arts Center, The Henry Art Gallery, Healthy Times Fun Club, Shafer Baillie Mansion, The In, and Kenyon Hall in West Seattle. Find out more….
Oct 14th 2009
First year MFA candidate John J. Fink’s short narrative film Mary May’s Suicide Letter has been selected to screen opening night at this year’s Big Apple Film Festival. The film tells the story of Mary, a women haunted by a personal tragedy that tears her marrage to a successful banker apart.
The film will screen on Tuesday November 3, 2009 at 6:30PM at Tribeca Cinemas – Theater #2, and will play before the opening night feature Against The Current staring Joseph Fiennes, Mary Tyler Moore and Michelle Trachtenberg. Tickets for the program are $20.00 and can be purchased in advance at www.bigapplefilmfestival.com.
Oct 2nd 2009
MFA candidate Masha Sha’s work is featured in 2 ongoing exhibitions:
- As part of Ultra-New Materiality at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art
- as part of Pro Arte’s Annual Festival of Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum in St. Petersburg (with VS’ ’09 MFA Tatyana Korolyova)
Aug 10th 2009
URFest (Urban Renewal Traveling Film Festival) is a nationally touring documentary film festival from Buffalo, NY that screens films with the goal of starting community dialogues about urban revitalization. Organized by MFA Loren Sonnenberg and featuring films by Media Study folks. Check out their cross-country schedule and let all your friends know they’re coming to a town near you!
We Need Food Not Bombs by Ron Douglas explores how a grassroots organization in Buffalo has built community through sharing food in opposition to violence.
We Own It by Loren Sonnenberg is a story about cooperative home ownership that follows Buffalo’s Nickel City Housing Cooperative through the purchase, renovation, and setup of their second community oriented (mostly non-student) cooperative house.
PUSHing People Power: Rebuilding Buffalo’s West Side by Ruth Goldman is a story about ordinary citizens working together to create and sustain an urban community that values sustainable and equitable housing, jobs and lifestyles. More info about PUSH. Produced by Squeaky Wheel
Jun 6th 2009
Professor Tony Conrad featured in and performs at the 53rd Venice Biennale, June 3 to November 22, 2009.
June 3rd, 2009, 6:00 to 7:30PM, Teatro Piccolo
Tony Conrad performs Snapping the drone, followed by a conversation with Klaus Biesenbach
May 6th 2009
E-Poetry 2009 Barcelona, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, May 24-27, 2009. Directed by Media Study faculty member, Loss Pequeño Glazier (who will also perform at the Festival’s opening night), E-Poetry 2009 is sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center, Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo. This biennial international digital poetry festival is the largest in the world; presented here are performances and papers at the cutting edge of new developments in digital poetry and media poetics. Featuring numerous practitioners and scholars from over a dozen countries, E-Poetry is known as a definitive measure of the development of the new field of digital media poetics, actively engaging the cultural community and avant-garde venues of the host city where it takes place. For more details, consult the link at the EPC.