Archive for installation
  • Apr 25th 2011

    DMS STUDENT SHOW

    DMS Spring Student Show
    When: Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 5 PM
    Where: The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Announcing a new format for the DMS Student Show!
    The evening will include: a program of featured student work; a plenary session where DMS awards will be presented; and parallel exhibitions of student work in multiple rooms (see schedule below). The goal of these changes is to encourage co-mingling of people, ideas and media and to support the diversity of work that is produced in DMS.

    Schedule
    5:00: Room 112 Featured Student Work
    5:20: Room 112 Plenary & Awards
    5:40: Intermission & Food
    Multiple Screening and Interactive/Installation Rooms
    Rooms 112, 232, 235, 242, 246, 278, 286
    6:00 – 7:20: Session 1
    7:20: Intermission & Food
    7:40 – 9:00: Session 2

    We hope to see you at the plenary session!

  • Mar 14th 2011

    AN INVITATION TO ATTEND E-POETRY 2011

    E-POETRY 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.

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  • Feb 21st 2011

    PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated

    PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated – Squeaky Wheel’s high-energy fundraising art party & art-stravaganza!
    When: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00a.m.
    Where: DNIPRO Ukrainian Center (562 Genesee St.)
    Price: $15 pre-sale and $20 at door price ($15 for students w/ ID)

    Squeaky Wheel is at it again! On February 26th, this Buffalo based media arts center is hosting their annual fundraiser showcase this year at the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center. This unique multi-level venue will be the jam-packed with works of art from over 40 artists, featuring a massive dose of live music performances, an art auction, and interactive art projects such as an auto-playing musical instrument consisting of 12 vibrating dildos by Brian Larson Clark, 50-foot-long kinetic sculptures crafted from flexible tubes containing intelligent lights that moves with the rhythm of the music by Joel Resnikoff and even a human mirror ball. Purchase your tickets today and become part of the fun and games this year.

    For those of you interested to get the first crack at the art auction, get a ticket for the Peepshow PEEP! Pre-party from 7:00-8:00pm. Pre-party tickets are available online and include adjacent parking, first bid at the art auction, complimentary cocktails, authentic Ukrainian hors d’oeuvres, a VIP video screening at 8:00pm, and music by After Hours.

    Advance tickets will be sold for $15 at Squeaky Wheel, Café Taza, Sweetness 7, Talking Leaves and online.

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  • Jan 24th 2011

    The Eyes of the Skin, Art and Senses: SOUND

    The Eyes of the Skin, Art and Senses: SOUND
    February 11th through May 22nd
    @ Burchfield Penney Art Center 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222

    Featuring work by Mark Shepard, J.T. Rinker and Alexandra Spaulding
    Curated by Stefani Bardin

    Sunday, February 13th at 3pm
    Live performance of Mark Shepard’s Hertzian Rain featured in this show.
    Hertzian Rain is an interactive and sonorific sound performance.

    About the Exhibition:
    The Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa wrote a book entitled The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses in which he argued against the isolating ocular-centric paradigm in western culture and its impact on phenomenology in favor of a more holistic model of multi-sensory architecture of integration. The series of exhibitions at The Burchfield
    Penney Art Center The Eyes of the Skin: Art and the Senses shifts the focus from visually based art toward work that is grounded in a sensorium of sound, smell, taste and touch.

    Work from each individual sense will occupy the for a period of months so the public can focus on each of the four senses separately and over a period of time in order to experience the environment within a different
    phenomenological model. After each of the four exhibitions, there will be a comprehensive group show in 2012 throughout the museum, of all the work from each of the four senses (plus some new artists and some new
    pieces) that will allow the public to be immersed in this holistic and re-envisioned sensorium of perception.

    The first exhibition, Sound, will be an investigation into what Marshall McLuhan calls the re-casting of technology with which to understand and act on the world. The three artists: Mark Shepard, J.T. Rinker and Alexandra Spaulding utilize different aural modalities but also different lenses through which to cultivate and express acoustical
    information.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/?select=exhibitions&data=upcoming

  • Dec 13th 2010

    STUDENT SHOW Department of Media Study

    Department of Media Study Student Show
    Monday, December 13, 2010

    Interactive and Installation Pieces and Open Labs begin at 5:00 PM
    (though some installations may be up by early afternoon) and will run
    through the end of the screening. These will be located in the CFA
    atrium
    , the TV Studio (278), and possibly in the labs.

    Screening begin at 6:00 pm in the Screening Room (112 CFA).

  • Dec 1st 2010

    FISHSONG / WORMSONG

    FishsongAquaponics Fishsong

    Saturday, December 4, 2010
    Open house 9am-2pm
    Farm tour at 10:30am
    @ Massachusetts Avenue Project, 271 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY

    A temporary installation in the Massachusetts Avenue Project’s new aquaponics greenhouse — a multi-channel sound piece exploring the hidden sonic ecologies of MAP’s innovative and sustainable aquaponics system.

    Aquaponics is a mostly closed system of sustainable food production where fish wastes are used to fertilize plants and feed worms, and plants and worms are used to feed fish. MAP’s existing greenhouse contains some 5,000 tilapia, and will support 50,000 when completed.

  • Oct 31st 2010

    E-POETRY 2011: International Literature, Media Arts & Digital Culture Festival

    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 8th 2010

    PLAY/SHARE BEYOND/IN: Next Round

    PlayShare Scavenger Hunt

    The next round of  play/share beyond/in will begin on Saturday, October 16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and will continue to October 30.

    play/share beyond/in is a technology-driven scavenger hunt exploring the history and culture of Western New York though a series of interactive missions. Using SMS-enabled mobile phones the game brings players through the galleries and installations in the  Beyond/In Western New York 2010 exhibition, as well as other sites of historical, ecological, or cultural interest.

    Sign up at play/share beyond/in.
    Check out our Facebook page.
    RSVP to the play/share beyond/in Game Launch on Facebook.
    Find out what it’s like to play as featured in the Buffalo News.

    Announcing the play/share beyond/in Game Badges.
    The Top 10 FAQs, things you wanted to know about play/share (but were afraid to ask).
    Have we mentioned the Prizes?
    It’s the Final Countdown, Player Support.

    On Thursday, September 23, 2010  play/share beyond/in launched a special mission to coincide with Didier Paquette’s astounding walk atop the Liberty Building.

    IMG_0528 PlayShare Interactive Missions IMGP1476
    Check out the photos here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/psbibot/sets/72157624645903168/
    Check out the Buffalo News Article on Meet the Artist:
    http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/beyond/article220450.ece

  • Sep 23rd 2010

    BEYOND/IN WESTERN NY 2010 starts TONIGHT!

    biwny

    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.

    http://beyondinwny.org/

  • Sep 3rd 2010

    E-POETRY 2011: An International Digital Literature Festival

    EPoetry

    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 2nd 2010

    Buffalo Infringement Fest on WBFO

    wbfoinfringement fest

    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

    2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival

    infringement fest

    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.)

  • Apr 27th 2010

    Artists & Models: STIMULUS, May 1, 2010

    stimulus poster

    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center presents the 22nd incarnation of Artists & Models: STIMULUS, a rousing evening of art installations, performances and live music at the Rock Harbor Yard, 57 Tonawanda St., Buffalo. This year features the work of Media Study grad students, alumni and faculty including work by 404 Error (Anna Scime, Isaac Johnson, Liz Chow, Josh Parkins, James Boatwright, Scott Ries, Olivier Delrieu-Schulze, John Fink, Brian Clark), Al Larsen, Vincenzo Mistretta and Tammy McGovern, among others.

    Visit Hallwalls to learn more. They are also looking for volunteers!

  • Apr 20th 2010

    JORDAN DALTON @ post-moot convocation 2010

    post_moot

    MFA candidate Jordan Dalton’s multimedia installation Meat Out of the Eater (in collaboration with the poet Lara Glenum and multimedia artist and theorist Josef Horáček ) is going to be shown at the post_moot convocation of poetry and performance at Miami University of Ohio this weekend (Thursday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. – Sunday April 25, 3:30 p.m).

    For more information: http://www.units.muohio.edu/creativewriting/postmoot/index.html

  • Apr 19th 2010

    DMS STUDENT SHOW!

    dms student show

    Please join us for the Media Study End-of-the-semester STUDENT SHOW!
    Monday, April 26, 2010

    6:00 PM SCREENING
    112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room)

    5:30 PM through Intermission:
    EXHIBITS, GAMES, INTERACTIVE WORK, OPEN LABS

    CFA 2nd Floor (Follow signs)

    FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

  • Apr 15th 2010

    SOUNDZILLA: Class show April 25, 2010

    soundzilla

    SOUNDZILLA
    Date & Time: Sunday, April 25, 7 – 9:30PM
    Location: Soundlab, 110 Pearl St., Buffalo, New York 14202

    Students from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo will be presenting a FREE exhibition of sound art at Soundlab.

    The exhibition, entitled SOUNDZILLA, is a collection of final projects by students in Intermediate Sound Art, an undergraduate-level course taught by Jessica Thompson in the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo. This exhibition is supported by the Department of Media Study and Soundlab.

    Many of the projects are interactive. Gallery visitors will be invited to participate in the projects over the course of the evening.

    FEATURING WORK BY: Geoffrey Cook, Laura Diemer, Alec Erlebacher, Martin Freeman, Erica Grisanti, David Jamieson, Kirill Kolomyts, Ryan Mallette, Allen Mapenzauswa, Julia Norris, Michael Schmitz, Carl Smith, Will Stachnik, Alex Sunga, Jerry Theresanathan, EJ Vogel, Jesse Wekerle

    More info on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112477798777128&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=111128785580706&ref=ts

    For more information, please contact:

    Erica Grisanti: elg6@buffalo.edu

    Michael Schmitz: schmitz6@buffalo.edu

    Jesse Wekerle: jwerkele@buffalo.edu

  • Apr 15th 2010

    VIDEO VS FILM Class Show April 22, 2010

    video v film

    VIDEO VS FILM:
    Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Exhibition: 7 – 10:00PM
    Screening: 8 PM
    Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth St, Buffalo, New York 14201
    FREE EVENT!

    Students in Basic Film (DMS 101) and Creative Video Workshop (DMS 217) from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo will be presenting VIDEO VS FILM, a FREE exhibition and screening of film and video art Thursday, April 22nd @ Sugar City.

    The VIDEO VS FILM extravaganza will feature video installations and a screening comprised of individual and collaborative works by students. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Department of Media Study, UB and Sugar City.

    FEATURING WORK BY:

    FILM: Derek Caputi, Christine Cortes, Adam Danishefsky, Shiri Kester, Tal Kissos, Erica Ladd, Mike Martinez, Brittnay Maxon, Rodney Montgomery, Lisa Papke, Mollie Riester, Xavier Riley, Carl Ross, John Rusk, John Scherer, Jon Shapiro, Kirk Stevens, Lukas Weinstein

    VIDEO: Samuel Avery, Jillian Bliss, Colin Brennan, Tina Chang ,Kevin Gratien, Jayson Johnson, Nicholas Meyer, Matthew Minotti, Conor O’Donnell, Anthony Peacock, Clarence Seneca, Kyle Toth, Travis Tynan, Robert Van Valin, Jieying Yan

  • Apr 8th 2010

    Signal Scavengers (w/ live A/V performances by Voidologists + Lulldozer)

    signal scavengers

    Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    @ Squeaky Wheel
    712 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

    Featuring Media Study grad students Olivier Delrieu-Schulze and Scott Ries and BA ’07 Aimee Buyea!

    Join us for the opening reception (7:30pm) of SIGNAL SCAVENGERS, a video and sound-based installation environment created by ad-hoc media collective 404 error.

    404 error is a group of buffalo situated media makers, artists, and cultural producers:

    “The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server but either the server could not find what was requested, or it was configured not to fulfill the request and did not reveal the reason why. 404 errors should not be confused with “server not found” or similar errors, in which a connection to the destination server could not be made at all.”

    Starting at 8pm, you can catch two live audio-visual performances by The Voidologists and Lulldozer II during the opening reception.

    The Voidologists is the one-man band of Dave Pierro, improvisational harsh/minimalist noise artist, accompanied by abstract video projections by Stacey Pierro.

    Lulldozer II is an experimental 4-piece electro-acoustic improvisational sound band, consisting of members of 404 error: Olivier Dietrich, Kyle Butler, Scott Ries and Aimee Buyea.

    Installation will be on view until May 8th, 2010.

  • Mar 16th 2010

    SQUEAKY WHEEL Local Artist Access Residency 2010 Screening

    Featuring Media Study instructors and graduates!

    Squeaky Wheel Local Artist Access Residency 2010 Screening
    Friday, March 19, 2010, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    712 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

    Five Local Artist-in-Residence premiere new work made during their 6-month access residency:

    Al Larsen (MFA ’09) is completing an experimental narrative video that speculates on a generation of young people trying to survive on the fringes of the global economy.

    Stella Marrs is continuing her work in various media that embraces inherited cultural archetypes of girlhood and female identities while posting alternative narratives to the patriarchy.

    Illana Chlebowski is creating a short film based on the reinterpretation of an installation derived from truthful and interpreted histories.

    Sergio Uzurin (Media Study major BA ’08) is collaborating with Buffalo’s youth to install abandoned television sets in public spaces to relay messages about important issues in the community.

    Chris Svoboda is using interfaced sensors with software to allow viewers to control the time, personality and imagery displayed in an interactive portrait installation, on view in the upstairs installation gallery until April 3rd.

    Cost: $6 non-members / $4 members

  • Jan 21st 2010

    LECTURE ON THE WEATHER: JOHN CAGE IN BUFFALO

    cage

    @ the BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER
    January 23 – February 14, 2010
    In the East Gallery and Project Space

    Opening Celebration:
    Friday, January 22, 2010 from 5:30-8:30pm

    Featuring, among others, work and performances by Media Study’s Tony Conrad and Elliot Caplan.

    This continuous 23-day performance of sound, music, film and lectures composed and performed by those who studied with, were influenced by or knew the composer during his 30+ visits to Buffalo from 1966-1991. The ongoing art happening with its choreographed interplay of live and taped performances transforms the cavernous East Gallery.

    Download the 23-day performance schedule

    with works by: John Cage, Michael Basinski, John Bacon, Brian Milbrand, Andrew Deutsch, Kyle Price, J.T. Rinker, Tom Kostusiak, Jeff Proctor, John Toth, Bill Sack, David Lampe, Peter Ramos, Michael Colquhoun, Elliot Caplan, David Felder, Bohuslav Martinu, Jacob Druckman, Eric Satie, and Ron Ehmke.

    with performances by: A Musical Feast, Bugallo/Williams Duo, Bufffluxus, Buffalo State College Percussion Ensemble, Michael Basinski, John Bacon, Brian Milbrand, Andrew Deutsch, Kyle Price, J.T. Rinker,Tom Kostusiak, David Lampe, Ed Cardoni, Tony Conrad, Peter Ramos, Brad Fuster, Don Metz, Bill Sack, Ron Ehmke, Jeff Proctor, Michael Miskuly, Diane Williams, Jan Williams, Pam Swarts, Alan Kryszak, Michael Colquhoun, Daniel Darnley, Peter Evans, Jacob Frasier, Xiaohang Li, Mathew Tate,Cris Fritton, Jeannie Hoag, Mike Mahoney, Holly Meldard, and Steve Zultanski.

  • Dec 2nd 2009

    "marketplace": an installation by Stefani Bardin & Nina Leo

    CEPA Gallery presents:

    marketplace
    Nina Leo & Stefani Bardin

    @ CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203
    Friday, December 4, 2009 from 6-8 pm.
    Free and open to the public.

    market arcade

    The Market Arcade building was once part of ‘the belly of buffalo’, connecting the stretch of Main Street with the flourishing public market that formerly existed at Washington and Chippewa streets. As a means for reconsidering the role of community interactions in contemporary culture this installation transplants sensorial triggers (recorded audio and manufactured scents) from the still vibrant Jean-Talon Market in Montreal into the Arcade.

    marketplace is an investigation into the erosion of every day community interactions within capitalist societies. Where city centers were once brimming with the sights, sounds and smells of people gathering sustenance, engaging in social interactions and exploring each other’s cultures, they are now, in many cities, silent and abandoned remains of failed capitalist endeavors. The fall of community-based markets in lieu of decentralized urban sprawl and technology-based consumerism has, in effect, replaced the phenomenological world of the spice route with the one-dimensional world of the cyber route.

    marketplace will run on the following schedule:

    Friday, 12/4 6-8 pm
    Saturday, 12/5 12-2 pm
    Friday, 12/11 6-8 pm
    Saturday, 12/12 12-2 pm
    Friday, 12/18 6-8 pm
    Saturday, 12/19 12-2 pm

    scent dispenser

    Nina Leo is in installation artist working primarily in sculpture, drawing, sound and scent. Her work explores the manufacture of isolation and the redesign of intimacy in contemporary environments, looking specifically at how estrangement from direct multi-sensorial engagement might redefine our experience, influence our sense of self and shape our sociopolitical perceptions. She holds an Honors B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario and is currently completing her MFA at the University at Buffalo. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public institutions in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. She is represented in Toronto by The Red Head Gallery.

    Stefani Bardin is a media maker whose work situates itself at the intersections of food, technology and science. By examining industrial food production and using such tools as artificial food smells and gastroenterology technology she examines how our food systems have been altered through the modern influences of technology and corporate culture. She has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including the University of Technology Sydney, UCLA Hammar Museum, The Slade School of Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center and Alfred University. She currently teaches in the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo.