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  • Apr 25th 2011


    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.

    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 23rd 2011

    FILMMAKER JOHN TERRY: Public Lecture and Screening

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    @ 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    UB North Campus
    Center for the Arts Room 112 (Auditorium)

    A very special opportunity to hear internationally recognized filmmaker John Terry speak about and present his films in person!

    An independent filmmaker who has made more than 28 films, John Terry has taught at RISD, Yale, the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT he was instrumental in founding MIT’s documentary film/video program. He has been a Professor of Film/Animation/Video at RISD for more than two decades. In 1999 and 2004 Terry was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, and lectured there in 1975. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. A capable administrator, he served as RISD’s acting associate provost in the late 1990s. He was department head Film Animation & Video from 1995-2001 and was been Dean of Fine Arts from 2002-2010.


  • Mar 14th 2011


    Exchange Stories Symposium
    A one-day symposium, free and open to the public

    Sunday, March 20th from 3 – 6 pm
    @ Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
    341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Exchange Stories:
    Economics, Labor, and Interchange Explored in the Moving Image

    How can we use make and use media to envision the ever-shifting connections of global economics?

    Exchange Stories seeks to explore how current economies are being represented in contemporary European video and film. Incorporating the films of several artists, this seminar will examine different forms of economic practice as forms of cultural practice, raising questions such as how economic practice operates in contemporary cultures. The film program employs a wide range of approaches including experimental, documentary, auto-ethnographic and vérité strategies, which sometimes analytically, sometimes ironically deal with these topics. The presented films each individually try to activate new forms of understanding and “doing” or “thinking” economy.


  • Feb 21st 2011

    ANALOG: A Film by John J. Fink

    When: Sunday, April 10 · 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    WhereMarket Arcade Films and Arts Centre

    Traversing the boundaries of imagination and fact, filmmaker John J. Fink presents a new semi-autobiographical short film, Analog, about a young Buffalo, NY couple. Wade, a long haul truck driver (Benjamin L. Newmark) and his wife, Diana (Tilke Hill) struggle to come to terms with an open secret they must break to their son (Ethan Dempsy).

    Written & Directed by John J. Fink
    Produced by Isaac DV Johnson & John J. Fink

    Screening in Shorts Block E on Sunday April 10th, 2011 at 3PM, Theatre #1 at Dipson Theatres Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre.

    For more information, please visit

  • 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.


  • 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:

    Channel 7 Clip:—International-Womens-Film-Festival—January-20th-114305439.html

    Film Fest Schedule:



  • Jan 12th 2011

    Küçük Sinemalar! – Experimental Cinema from Turkey

    Sun., Jan. 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
    @ Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

    $8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

    Küçük Sinemalar! (Little Cinemas) is a screening of new experimental shorts by a tight-knit of group film and video makers from Turkey, including Can Eskinazi, Eytan Ipeker, Yoel Meranda, Cengiz Yetken, Mustafa Uzuner and DMS MFA candidate Ekrem Serdar.

    Küçük Sinemalar! is a group of media artists, highly cognizant of ideas and aesthetics coming from the North American and European avant-garde, who together also operate the Turkish experimental cinema blog of the same name,” states curator Ekrem Serdar. “Hoping to provide a small survey of experimental practice originating from a continent-straddling nation, the screening will also provide an initial forum for discovery of Turkish avant-garde cinema with a screening of Cengiz Yetken’s 16mm film Of Eh (1968).” The screening is a follow up to “Formless”, a screening of experimental cinema which took place at Istanbul’s Pera Museum. For more information please visit or

  • Dec 8th 2010

    Reactionary Ensemble & Nimbus Dance: SURROUND: VISUAL

    Surround: Visual
    December 8th at Asbury Hall in Babeville
    341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY

    Surround: Audio/Visual is a brand new 2-part performance by the Reactionary Ensemble commissioned as part of Beyond/In WNY 2010. Reactionary Ensemble is a roving circuit of improvisational artists and musicians looking to merge sound and vision into an immersive, multidimensional experience. Fluid in nature, these sensory-based performances unleash streams of transitory sounds and visual images to stimulate a hypnotic, primordial, trance-like state of spontaneous free association.

    Surround: Visual is the final performance of Beyond/In WNY. The show will feature a 40-ft diameter screen surrounding the audience designed by architect Brad Wales. The screen will have 8 different live mixed videos projected onto it mixed by 8 different video artists utilizing the same audio data from the instruments.

    Reactionary is also working with dance company nimbus dance, following the successful collaboration radio/ACTIVE at this summer’s Infringement Festival. The dancers will wear Wiimotes to track their motion data, which will also be converted into visual data for the video artists to work with.

    Surround: Visual will feature over 25 artists, including dancers Elyssa Bourke, Erin Bahn, Beth Elkins, Nancy Hughes, Laura Matteliano, Angela Lopez, Leanne Rinelli and Bonnie Jean Taylor, video artists Cory Gath, Courtney Grim, Liz Knipe, Carl Lee, Jeff Maciejewski, Tammy McGovern, Brian Milbrand and Vince Mistretta, and musicians Jim Abramson, Kathleen Ashwill, Steve Baczkowski, Michael Basinski, Gabe Beam, Kevin Obrien Cain, Jenece Gerber, Mike Kimaid, Keir Neuringer, KG Price and T. Andrew Trump and Stage Director Melissa Shanahan.


  • 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.

    View the Trailer for Hollow Spaces by John Fink on Vimeo.

    More information and tickets are available at

  • Oct 12th 2010

    BURIED LAND: A film by Steven Eastwood & Geoffrey Alan Rhodes


    Location: The Burchfield Penney Arts Center in Buffalo
    Thursday, October 14, 2010 at  7pm
    As part of Beyond/In Western New York Events
    Cost: Free

    Buried Land (2010)
    A film by Steven Eastwood & Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
    Narrative feature, 86mins, 16.9 HDCAM
    Shot on location in the Valley of the Pyramids in Visoko, Bosnia

    The feature film, Buried Land, released this year at the Tribeca Film Festival will screen at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center this Thursday at 7pm as part of the Beyond/In Western New York biennale.

    Buried Land was co-produced and co-directed by Steven Eastwood and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Assistant Professor in the School of Film and Animation at R.I.T. This is the film’s first screening so close to home, and is free and open to the public.  A Q&A by co-Director Alan Rhodes will be held at the end of the screening.

    Co-directors Steven Eastwood and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes incorporate real people and events into their fiction, including an accusation made against them of being “Borat in Bosnia”.  This mix of fact and fantastical has as many sides as the story of the pyramids the Visokons claim to have.

    In 2006, CNN announced the discovery of ancient pyramids in the tiny village of Visoko, Bosnia.  A fictional film in a real community, Buried Land is the story of one man’s return to his homeland to find the truth behind the pyramidal claims. But how do you make a film about a pyramid that can’t be seen and will he come to believe? This is a story of the power of faith, imagination and community, and of the futility of looking for absolute truths, in life, and in movies…

    Emir, a Bosnian émigré removed during the war, returns to his homeland to assist an American filmmaker in the making of a film. Caught between states of patriotism and cynicism, he sets out to discover the truth behind the pyramidal claims. Harnessing the passionate hopes and imagination of the town, the pair begin casting for their proposed film; but Semir Osmanagic, the man at the centre of the audacious pyramidal claims, remains an elusive figure. When Emir begins a relationship with a beautiful tour guide, Avdija, it is soon clear that he is out of his depth and his ego attracts attention. Accused of making fun of the community, Emir’s outlandish behavior grows more and more confused and a grandiose shoot at the summit of the Moon Pyramid descends into chaos.

    Rejected by Avdija, Emir stumbles, desolate, to the Pyramid of the Sun.
    Here, at last, he finds Osmanagic and he is forced to confront both his expatriate identity and his skeptical beliefs towards the town. Using factual encounters, real interviews, staged situations and scripted scenes, Buried Land is a fictional film set in a real community.

    Official Selection Tribeca International Film Festival 2010
    Official Selection Moscow International Film Festival 2010
    Bosnian Programme Sarajevo International Film Festival 2010

    For more information on G. Alan Rhodes, please visit:
    View trailer here:

  • Oct 1st 2010


    Screening of three short documentaries by Yuichiro Yamada
    @ Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
    Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m

    $8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 HW & TLB members

    Do My Own Thing (2010, 20min)
    A story about an 83-year-old Japanese woman who has lived in Buffalo for 55 years.

    Molly’s Art School (2010, 12min, co-director : Sam Avery)
    A story about people living with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s Association of WNY.

    Unconditional Love (2010, 20min)
    A story about an organization offering free art classes in Buffalo since 1959.

    You can preview details of the screenings at the Hallwalls website.
    For more information, please email Yuichiro Yamada

  • Sep 23rd 2010



    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.

  • Aug 2nd 2010

    Buffalo Infringement Fest on WBFO

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    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:

  • Jul 28th 2010

    EROTIC ECONOMIES Release/Screening


    Saturday July 31 8:30pm – 10:30pm
    @ “the Lawn” 88 West Utica Street, Buffalo, NY 14209

    Free preview, celebration & outdoor screening of experimental shorts curated by Media Study MFA candidates Anna Scime & Liz Flyntz for the Erotic Economies journal.

    Ranging from hand-processed abstract film to dirty animation, this selection features work by: Jamie Moore, Max Bernstein, Josh Parkins, James Boatwright, Tony Conrad, Joshua Strauss, Scott Ries, Robby Rackleff, Mili Pradhan, Sophie Hamacher, Michael Beitz, Masha Sha, Justin Chouinard & Reinhard Reitzenstein.

    Refreshments will be available (though feel free to bring your own too)

    Bring bugspray and blankets!

    At least PG13.

    Night lawn party starts at 8:30pm, with Screening at 10:00pm.

  • Jul 28th 2010

    2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival

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    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.)

  • Jun 17th 2010

    Canadian Curiosities! Daïchi Saïto and the Double Negative Collective

    June 23rd, 2010 @ 8 o’clock
    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

    Co-founder Daïchi Saïto will be in Buffalo to present films and videos of the Montreal based art-collective Double Negative Collective, including his hypnotic collaboration with violinist Malcolm Goldstein, Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis. This screening has been generously supported by the Canadian-American Studies Program, the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and Hallwalls!


    The evening’s full line-up:

    1. Chiasmus
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, b&w, optical mono, 8min., 2003)
    2. Chasmic Dance
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, b&w, silent 24fps, 6min., 2004)
    3. Blind Alley Augury
      (Daïchi Saïto, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2006)
    4. All That Rises
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, color, optical mono, 7min., 2007)
    5. Green Fuse
      (Daïchi Saïto, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2008)
    6. Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis
      (Daïchi Saïto, 35mm, 1.37:1, color, Dolby SR, 10min., 2009)
      (Due to the unavailability of a portable 35mm projector, this film willl be screened on miniDV)
    7. Fracas
      (Eduardo Menz, Digital 8, color, 5min., sound, 2007)
    8. Cronograma de un tiempo inexistente / Chronogram of Inexistent Time
      (Malena Szlam, 35mm to HD, color, silent, 6min., 2008)
    9. Western Sunburn
      (Karl Lemieux, 16mm to DV, b&w and color, sound, 10min., 2007)
    10. Lola
      (Mike Rollo, 16mm to DV, b&w, sound, 2:45min., 2008)
    11. Bajo tu lámina de agujero profundo / Beneath Your Skin of Deep Hollow
      (Malena Szlam, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2009)


    Originally from Japan, Daïchi Saïto is an independent filmmaker based in Montreal.  As a co-founder of the Double Negative Collective a Montreal-based group of film/video/installation/projection performance artists dedicated to the exhibition and production of experimental cinema, Saïto has been actively involved in the local artistic community.  The films of Saïto… READ MORE…

  • Jun 1st 2010

    YUICHIRO YAMADA screens at Hallwalls June 7, 2010

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    MFA Candidate Yuichiro Yamada will be present to screen his latest documentary TIME TO DANCE at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center on June 7, 2010 at 7PM.

    Time to Dance (2010, 46 min., color) is a film about the process of making a dance. Melanie Aceto, Assistant Professor of Dance at the University at Buffalo, choreographed a dance piece for the concert of Zodiaque Dance Company in 2009. This documentary shows the creative process of how Aceto, working with her dancers, transforms her ideas into movement.

    Plus, back by popular demand, encore screenings of:
    Irreplaceable (2009, 24 min.), the film about New World Record
    Just Browsing (2009, 33 min.), the film about Talking Leaves Book Store

  • May 5th 2010

    JOHN J. FINK screens "Hollow Spaces" at 2010 Bergenfield Film Festival

    hollow spaces poster

    MFA candidate John J. Fink will screen his film Hollow Spacesas a work-in-progress at the 2010 Bergenfield Film Festival in Bergenfield, NJ. Fink will be a guest speaker at the festival’s opening ceremonies. MFA & M/ARC candidate Adam Laskowtiz 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 May 6, 2010 at 8:15PM at the Clearview Cinemas Bergenfield 5, 58 South Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ.

  • 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 19th 2010


    dms student show

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

    112 Center for the Arts (Screening Room)

    5:30 PM through Intermission:

    CFA 2nd Floor (Follow signs)


  • Apr 19th 2010

    RON DOUGLAS wins SUNY-Wide Film Fest Doc Award

    unseen tears

    Congrats to MFA candidate Ron Douglas for winning the Documentary Award at the 2nd Annual SUNY-Wide Film Festival for his film Unseen Tears: The Native American Residential/Boarding School Experience in Western New York!

  • Apr 19th 2010

    DMS graduates featured in BNFF

    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

  • 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 for more info.

  • Apr 16th 2010

    "The Box of Sergius" Premiere April 27, 2010


    Premiere of award-winning independent filmmaker Joe Blodgett’s The Box of Sergius (edited by UB Media Study senior Jordan Raup)

    PLACE: UB Student Union Theater
    WHEN: April 27th (Tuesday)
    TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    – BRING anyone you want because this is a FREE EVENT!

    – Help SUPPORT a LOCAL Film Maker by watching his new Film!

    RSVP Here:

    PLOT SUMMARY: Kasimir Maya (Steve Fleck) is scouring the land in location of the Box of Sergius. With it he will become the god of this world and use it against all who oppose him. Edward Hyde (Branden Raczkowski) and Charlie Hyde (Matt Fleck) are joining forces to hide the Box and prevent Kasimir from unleashing his evil onto the world. Finch (Justin Tredo) and Vega (Eduardo Gonzalez) team up with Charlie and Edward in the battle for this world’s salvation.

    Matt Fleck (Charlie Hyde)
    Steve Fleck (Kasimir Maya)
    Branden Raczkowski (Edward Hyde)
    Jeff Pollock (Roskva)
    Justin Tredo (Finch)
    Paul Darling (Xavier Skirnir)
    Eduardo Gonzalez (Vega)

    Directed by Joe Blodgett
    Edited by Jordan Raup

    I hope to see you there!

  • Apr 15th 2010

    SOUNDZILLA: Class show April 25, 2010


    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:!/event.php?eid=111128785580706&ref=ts

    For more information, please contact:

    Erica Grisanti:

    Michael Schmitz:

    Jesse Wekerle:

  • Apr 15th 2010

    Test Screening of DAN MECCA's "A Poor Player" April 26, 2010

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    Test Screening: A Poor Player
    written and directed by UB Media Study Undergrad Dan Mecca

    Date: Monday, April 26th
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Location: Student Union Theater

    Dan says:

    “Hey guys,

    This is a feature film I’ve been working on for the least two semesters. That said, I’ve been writing some version of it for around three years, so I can’t wait for you critical peeps to give me your take.

    PLOT: Sean Flynn must come to terms with the last 4 years of college over one, long weekend. As he collides with past romances, present friendships and future prospects, the idea of everyone wanting to be the star of their own movie comes to the surface.

    What role are you playing today?

    – Alright, so it’s not NOT somewhat autobiographical, but it is most definitely fiction. This is a test screening of a rough cut and ALL of your (anonymous, don’t worry) reactions will be more than helpful in editing a final cut for film festival submission.

    Check out the event over on Facebook:!/event.php?eid=112477798777128&ref=ts

    Thanks a bunch.”

    So come out and give Dan your support and feedback!

  • Apr 15th 2010

    VIDEO VS FILM Class Show April 22, 2010

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    Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Exhibition: 7 – 10:00PM
    Screening: 8 PM
    Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth St, Buffalo, New York 14201

    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.


    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 7th 2010

    LIZ CHOW screens her doc "Hula" April 9, 2010


    Hula: A Story of an Iraqi Woman
    screens on Friday, April 9 at 3:00
    at the Center for the Arts Room 112 (North Campus, UB).

    “Life in Iraq is danger… Life in US is difficult…”

    This is an documentary about an Iraqi woman, Hula.

    She was an architecture student in Iraq. Her art work is amazing. But because of the war, there is no construction at all.

    “Life in Iraq is not only danger…”

    Over 30 years in Iraq, the violence has never ended…

    “She spent her whole life in the war… I couldn’t imagine how bad it is.”

    MFA Media Study candidate Liz Chow spent more than a year documenting Hula’s life in the US and editing this film.

    Please come and join this event!

  • Apr 1st 2010

    Screening of ERIK BULLOT’S "Glossolalie" April 7th


    Wednesday, April 7, 3:30pm
    The Screening Room, 112 Center for the Arts

    Erik Bullot is a Visiting Scholar in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. He specializes in avant-garde cinema, experimental film, documentary film, and filmmaking. Tony Conrad, Professor of Media Study at the University at Buffalo, will provide the introduction for this screening of Glossolalie.

  • Mar 29th 2010

    RON DOUGLAS' "Unseen Tears" to Screen At Suny Wide Film Festival

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    MFA candidate Ron Douglas’ documentary, Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York, has been selected to screen as part of the SUNY Wide Film Festival on Friday, April 16th. Everyone is welcome to come.  

    For a full schedule of the SUNY-Wide festival:

  • Mar 29th 2010


    FRAMPTONIA! – David Gatten on THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE from Ekrem Serdar on Vimeo.

    Remember FRAMPTONIA? Here is filmmaker David Gatten introducing his film series THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE, along with a post-screening Q and A! Introducing Gatten is fellow filmmaker Scott J. Puccio.

  • Mar 22nd 2010

    RUST BELT REELS: A Night of Short Films by Women

    The UB Gender Institute is proud to present
    the 14th Annual International Women’s Film Festival


    Thursday, March 25, 2010
    7:00pm – 10:00pm
    The Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre: 639 Main St. Buffalo
    Students $5, General Public $9

    Buffalo, NY is indelibly marked by the booming birth and excruciatingly slow death of the manufacturing industry in the United States. Rust permeates our architecture, our politics and our economy, as well as our daily lives and the art that we create. This screening poses the broad question: Does this slow rusty death–this creaky slam of factory gates–engender a particular voice, sound, shape, color, environment, his/herstory, mood or texture?

    Please join us for the final week of this year’s International Women’s Film Festival. Rust Belt Reels is a sampling of work by current and former Buffalo filmmakers Lizzie Finnegan, Stephanie Gray, Ann Steuernagel, Julie Turner, Adrianna Hernandez-Stewart, Meg Knowles, Jody Lafonde and Jan Nagle.

    Rust Belt Reels will also feature a special tribute to experimental animator and filmmaker Helen Hill with a screening of her short film, Madame Winger Makes a Film.

    (Park in Washington Street lot behind the movie theater for $2 and bring parking stub to the Arcade ticket booth for $2 off your ticket purchase)

    The festival runs Feb. 11 though Mar. 25 (no show on Mar. 11) and screenings take place at 7pm each Thursday.

  • 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

  • Mar 16th 2010



    MFA Candidate Justin Chounard will be featured in Big Night this saturday. He says:

    amongst the other (visual, audible, gastronomic) events happening this night, i will be screening the sound of crickets and performing valen in the grove a film/projector/artist interaction.



    @ Western New York Book Arts Center

    Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
    Sponsored by: Just Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo State


    * Poetry! BILL BERKSON!
    * Video by Shasti O’Leary Soudant
    * Film by Justin Chouinard
    * Food! Geoffrey Gatza presents a feast

    LOCATION: Western New York Book Arts Center, 2nd Floor | 468 Washington St. @ Mohawk


  • Mar 16th 2010

    "BURIED LAND" directed by STEVEN EASTWOOD & GEOFFREY ALAN RHODES premieres @ Tribeca Int'l Film Festival

    buried land

    BURIED LAND (2010, 89min., feature narrative film, HD color), produced and directed by Alan Geoffrey Rhodes (MFA ’05) and former DMS faculty Steven Eastwood will premiere at the Tribeca International Film Festival in New York City on April 22, 2010. Crew members also include: Cinematographer Christopher Ernst (MFA ’08); Sound Recordist Vincenzo Mistretta (MFA ’06); and Associate Producer Dalibor Stare (BA ’08).


    Find out more on Facebook and at

    Part documentary, part drama, Buried Land tells the story of ordinary people attempting to realize a dream. Two actors cut a path through the real community and strange reality of Visoko, the small town at the heart of a remarkable claim: the discovery of ancient pyramids, not in Egypt, but central Bosnia…

    Emir is a Bosnian émigré, removed during the war and now struggling to rediscover his homeland. He has returned to assist an American director in the making of a film about Visoko’s… read more

  • Mar 11th 2010


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    Time to Dance and 1 LUV
    Wednesday, March 17, 5:00PM to 6:30PM
    CFA 112 Screening Room
    Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

    Free admission, open to the public


    Time to Dance by Yuichiro Yamada shows the creative process of choreographer, Melanie Aceto, as she transforms her ideas into beautiful movement with her dancers in Zodiaque Dance Company, University at Buffalo. (Documentary, 2010, color, DV, 46mins)

    Featuring dancers: Anna Bush, Sarah Creagan, Ashley Currey, Amanda Glowacki, Carie Jurcak, Joanie Keppler, Meghan Kohler, Christie LaCongo, Colleen Walsh


    1 LUV by Yuichiro Yamada (Documentation, 2009, color, DV, 5mins)
    A documentation of a beautiful dance piece, 1 LUV, choreographed by Tom Ralabate and performed by Christopher Howard and Colleen Walsh of the Zodiaque Dance Company 2009.

    Time to Dance was commissioned by the Center for the Moving Image with funds provided by the Liberace Foundation and Robert and Carol Morris Fund for Artistic Expression and the Performing Arts, University at Buffalo.

  • Feb 15th 2010

    14th Annual International Women's Film Festival February 11 – March 25, 2010



    FEBRUARY 11 – MARCH 25, 2010

    Thursdays at 7 p.m., Market Arcade Film & Arts Center
    639 Main St., Buffalo, NY

    $9 general admission / $5 for students, seniors, and Hallwalls members
    (Your ticket purchase helps support women filmmakers, providing income through the rental costs we pay for their work. )

    Programmed by Media Study instructor, Ruth Goldman. This a rare chance to see many excellent films. For a full schedule visit

  • Feb 11th 2010

    RON DOUGLAS' "Unseen Tears" Screening Feb. 18th

    Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in WNY by Media Study MFA candidate Ron Douglas

    7:00-9:30 p.m., Thursday, February 18
    Bulger Communications, Building South
    Buffalo State College

    First 100 attendees will receive a complimentary DVD of the documentary.

    Information tables, 7-7:30 p.m.
    Light refreshments will be served.
    Followed by a panel comprised of former boarding school residents, children/grandchildren of survivors, social workers, K-12 school counselors, and producers/director of the documentary.

    Unseen Tears focuses on Western New York Native American communities that are attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma resulting from the boarding school experience.

    This free event is co-sponsored by the SUNY Western Native American Consortium, Seneca Nation Tribal Council Office, Seneca Nation Health Department, Native American Student Organization and Student Social Work Organization (both funded by the USG mandatory student activity fee), Kappa Omega—Social Work Honor Society, and Native American Community Services.

    Unseen Tears is produced by Native American Community Services and Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources.

  • Feb 10th 2010

    ELLIOT CAPLAN'S film "15 Days of Dance" in New York City

    15 days


    a film by Elliot Caplan with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
    Choreography by Brian Reeder, Music by Aaron Copland, Performed by Leonard Bernstein

    A revolutionary project…” The New York Times

    Screening reminder: Upcoming screenings in New York City

    February 11, 2010 and March 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Admission Free
    Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

  • Feb 4th 2010

    DreaMinimalist & SLAP THE GONDOLA w/TONY CONRAD & filmmaker MARIE LOSIER in-person

    THU., FEB. 25TH @ 8:00 PM

    Marie Losier and Tony Conrad will present a special screening of DreaMinimalist (2008), which captures two years of Tony Conrad’s life playing with costumes, practicing his violin, cooking pickled films and his involvement with Flaming Creatures; and SLAP THE GONDOLA (2009), which captures a beautiful day transformed into a slimy Fish Fight on the great rusted Ferry of Brooklyn involving thirty of the filmmakers friends wildly dressed in handmade costumes dancing to the music of April March, starring two mermaids, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge. What a treat!

  • Jan 26th 2010

    ELLIOT CAPLAN'S "15 Days of Dance" @ the National Gallery of Art

    15 days

    15 Days of Dance: The Making of Ghost Light: Days 12 & 13
    January 31 at 4:30
    East Building Concourse, Auditorium
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    Elliot Caplan and American Ballet Theater dancers in person
    World premiere

    Days 12 & 13 from Elliot Caplan’s extraordinary 15 Days of Dance documentary is followed by a discussion with Caplan, dancers from American Ballet Theater, and dance critic Ann Murphy. Meticulously recording the process of creating a new ballet through the interactions of dancers and choreographer, the film becomes “an extended rumination on the making of art”—Ann Murphy.

    More info at Ann Murphy’s blog, “Writing Dance“.

    Additional screenings include Feb. 11 and March 8, Performing Arts Library, Lincoln Center, New York.

  • Jan 14th 2010


    all fall down still

    January 29th, 2010
    7 o’clock
    Rustbelt Books (202 Allen Street)

    Join us for an evening of back to back Canadian delights!

    We will be welcoming Prof. Michael Zryd and filmmaker Phillip Hoffman for a cinematic extravaganza at Buffalo’s love-home Rustbelt Books. Prof. Zryd has curated a special program just for Rustbelt’s cozy little space, and Phillip Hoffman will be showing his latest work, All Fall Down. This will be two screenings in one evening, and Prof. Zryd will be leading a discussion with Hoffman after the films. The line-up for the evening is as follows:

    Primiti Too Taa by Ed Akerman and Colin Morton

    Rat Life and Diet in North America by Joyce Wieland

    Maltese Cross Movement by Keewatin Dewdney

    So Is This by Michael Snow

    All Fall Down by Phillip Hoffman

    and more to be announced!


    A filmmaker of memory and association, Professor Hoffman creates “personal” yet highly universal works which weave and question fact and fiction in an experimental “diarist” cinema. A filmmaker with an extensive list of productions, his short films have won many awards, including three in 2002, A Golden Gate Award, New Visions, from the San Francisco International Film Festival, as well as the Gus Van Sant Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, both for What these ashes wanted (2001). Professor Hoffman has given seminars and production workshops continuously and presented screenings of his films on five continents, including retrospectives at international festivals in India, Holland and Australia, at Cinematheque Canada in Ottawa, and at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. In 2001, Hoffman’s films were featured at the Images Festival for Independent Film and Video in Toronto, where a new book about his films was launched: Landscape with Shipwreck: First Person Cinema and the Films of Philip Hoffman contains over 25 essays/writings by academics and artists. See for more!

    Professor Zryd is an Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies. He researches experimental and documentary film and other forms of alternative media in North America. His major research projects include a conceptual reconstruction of Hollis Frampton’s never-completed Magellan project (1972-1980); an institutional study of the relationship between experimental film and the academy in Canada and the United States (1960s-present); and a critical examination of irony in documentary and experimental film He has curated or co-curated Hollis Frampton Magellan retrospectives in Toronto, New York, Karlsruhe, and London. He was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Images Festival in 2004-05, and President of the Film Studies Association of Canada in 2005-06. He is currently Archivist of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SMCS) and a member of the SCMS Board of Directors. He is the current co-chair of the Experimental Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group of SCMS and was co-founder of the Toronto Film Seminar. Zryd teaches courses on experimental film and media, documentary film, American cinema, film analysis and history, methodology, and film theory and aesthetics. He has previously taught at the University of Western Ontario, and as a visiting instructor at Oberlin College, Bard College, SUNY Binghamton, CUNY Brooklyn College, New York University, and the University of Toronto.

    Canadian Curiosities is being sponsored by the Canadian-American Studies Committee Programming Grant and the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo.

    Any inquiries can be sent to Ekrem Serdar at gmail dot com.

  • Dec 17th 2009


    You may have missed…

    Friday, December 11, 8pm
    Latvian House, 491 College St.
    Toronto, CA
    (More info at

    … but check back for details about Tony’s upcoming screening at Squeaky Wheel early next year (scheduled for Thu, Feb. 25th 8:00pm)….

  • Dec 10th 2009

    Media Study Undergraduate Student Show + Graduate Student Show

    The Media Study Graduate Student Club will be hosting an Undergraduate Student Show followed by a Graduate Show in the Open Graduate Studio.

    Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
    Location: 278 Center for the Arts + Open Graduate Studio (286), UB North Campus

    Bring your work to the show!!! As the order will be determined by chance (names out of a hat).

  • Nov 25th 2009


    Read about in today’s cover story in Artvoice!


    Featuring work by current and former Media Study grads Ron Douglas, Loren Sonnenberg, & Diedie Weng
    When: Sunday, December 6th, 3 pm
    Where: Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, 639 Main Street
    Suggested Donation: $5

    On Sunday, December 6th at 3pm, Squeaky Wheel invites the public to the Channels – Stories from the Niagara Frontier premiere screening of newly produced films, to be held at the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center (639 Main St). Channels – Stories from the Niagara Frontier, now in its third year, is Squeaky Wheel’s production program that matches documentary filmmakers with grass roots initiatives and groups to collaboratively create documentary films about important (and often overlooked) issues specific to this region. This innovative collaboration results in a documentary film that the organizations can use to promote social awareness about their cause for years to come.

    The participating groups are Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Coalition for Economic Justice, Native American Community Services, and Read To Succeed. Participating filmmakers are Diedie Weng, Christine Zinni, Ron Douglas, and Loren Sonnenberg. This premiere screening is a great way to meet with these local organizations and filmmakers and learn how to get involved in your own community! Channels – Stores from the Niagara Frontier is supported by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.


    Building on the Past for Our Future by Diedie Weng aims to promote a conversation about low-income communities’ efforts and struggles in revitalizing neglected historical Buffalo neighborhoods by valuing the people and the place as assets.

    Dawn ’til Dusk: Buffalo Workers and the Fight for Jobs With Justice by Christine Zinni focuses on 4 workers whose income from full time employment is well below the federal poverty level, showing how people are fighting back to bring about change.

    Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York by Ron Douglas focuses on Western New York Native American communities who are attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle of inter-generational trauma resulting from the boarding school experience.

    The Ecology of Reading by Loren Sonnenberg shows the innovative and holistic approach the Read To Succeed coalition and other organizations in Buffalo bring to the field of literacy education.

    Please contact Dorothea Braemer for further information and hi-resolution images.

  • Nov 16th 2009

    PLACES: MFA candidate Mili Pradhan's thesis show @ Squeaky Wheel

    Squeaky Wheel’s inaugural Here & Now Regional Artist Showcase features MFA candidate Mili Pradhan’s thesis show PLACES.

    Saturday, Nov. 21st, 2009
    7:00pm – 10:00pm: Installation Opening and Artist Reception
    8pm Video Screening
    @ Squeaky Wheel – 712 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202
    Cost: Free!

    On Saturday, November 21st, 2009, Squeaky Wheel presents the first edition of a new ongoing artist showcase geared towards featuring the work of the many emerging and innovative media and installation artists in the Western New York region. Squeaky Wheel’s Here & Now Regional Artist Showcase will start the series off by showing PLACES, a new media installation (in the upstairs gallery) and a screening of video work (8pm) by local Buffalo artist Mili Pradhan.

    PLACES is an interactive installation that brings viewers to the intimate space of the everyday through repetitive cycles of domestic activities. These activities, contingent on the images, evoke duration as a mode of both movement and absorption.

    Originally from Nepal, Mili Pradhan is a video and photography artist currently living and teaching in Buffalo, NY. She is a recipient of the UB Gender Institute Creative Arts Award (2008), and the New York State of
    Council on Arts Video Regrant (2007) for production of video works that have been screened at numerous symposiums and exhibit venues including the Western New York Media Art Exhibition, and Out of the Cube Symposium. She is currently a graduate student at The University of Buffalo, Department of Media Study.

    Squeaky Wheel’s Here &; Now Regional Artist Showcase is currently accepting submissions from emerging and established media artists that reside in Western New York. All genres, styles, and length are welcome! Installation artists and performers are also encouraged to apply. Please include a brief description of the work, short bio, screening history (if appropriate), and a DVD (or mini-DV) of your work. All entries will
    become part of our Media Library. Deadline is ongoing. Submit works to: Squeaky Wheel, 712 Main St., Bflo, NY 14202 (ATTN: Here & Now)

    For Hi-Res Images, Please contact Jax Deluca at Squeaky Wheel – // 884-7172.

  • Oct 26th 2009

    DMS Conference Fundraiser – Night of the Living Dead

    night of the livind dead

    The DMS Grad Conference Committee will be presenting a screening of the zombie classic Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968) with LIVE comedians doing commentary. This MST3K inspired event will be held at Squeaky Wheel this Wednesday, October 28th. Doors are at 8PM and admission is a $5 donation. All proceeds go to the DMS “Building Better Worlds” grad conference fund. For more information on the event please visit our facebook event page.

  • Oct 19th 2009

    Elliot Caplan premieres "15 Days of Dance: the Making of 'Ghost Light'"

    15 days still

    Elliot Caplan, DMS professor and artistic director of the Center for the Moving Image premieres his latest work, 15 Days of Dance: the Making of Ghost Light October 15, 2009 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

    Read more here.

  • Oct 16th 2009

    "We Need Food Not Bombs" on FSTV

    MFA Candidate Ron Douglas’ documentary We Need Food Not Bombs (SUBHUMANS IN THE SOUNDTRACK!!) is scheduled to run on Free Speech TV

    food not bombs

    October 30th:
    11:30 AM

    October 31st:
    4:30 AM
    7:30 AM
    5:30 PM

    The cost of Iraq and Afghanistan laid out end-to-end in $100 bills…

    …would extend 846,157.6 miles – or just short of 34 times around the Earth’s circumference. (Stat from: The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation)

    Man I just need a few of those bills…. Help me out man….I’ll make art not bombs….


  • Oct 14th 2009

    John Fink's Mary May's Suicide Letter to screen @ Big Apple Film Festival

    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.

    May May's Suicide Letter poster

    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

  • Oct 5th 2009

    Digital Media Poetics presents Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries

    As part of the Digital Media Poetics Events Series

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    Monday, October 5 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Monday, October 19, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 9, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 16, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    All events will take place in the Center for the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, North
    . Sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center , Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo and, in part, by Gender Week, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Series Curators: Loss Pequeño Glazier and Anna Scime.


  • Oct 1st 2009

    Films by Ekrem Serdar @ Just Buffalo/WYBAC's "Big Night"


    Sponsored by: Just Buffalo, Talking Leaves Books, Western New York Book Arts Collaborative
    Saturday, October 24, 2009 @ 8:00 PM

    Venue Information:
    Just Buffalo @ WNYBAC
    Western New York Book Arts Center
    2nd Floor | 468 Washington St. @ Mohawk
    Buffalo, NY
    Phone: 716.832.5400 | Email:

    * Eileen will read from her new book, The Importance Of Being Iceland
    * The Buffalo Poet’s Theater will present excerpts from Myles libretto “Hell”
    * Chef Geoffrey Gatza will present his culinary creations
    * Ekrem Serdar will screen his short films

  • Oct 1st 2009

    "We Need Food not Bombs" screening at the World on Your Plate Conference

    MFA candidate Ron Douglas’ doc We Need Food not Bombs will be screening at the World on Your Plate Conference, Oct 10th at 2:45pm at Daemen College.

    6th Annual World On Your Plate
    Food and Sustainable Living Conference

    October 9 – 10
    Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY

    Featuring keynote speakers:

    * Howard Lyman, the “mad” vegan cowboy
    * Dr. Margaret Mitchell, Healthy Transitions
    * Diane Picard, Massachusetts Avenue Project

    Choose 3 sessions from more than 20 workshops that focus on current food issues and sustainable living

    * Free vegan reception at Friday night film screening and discussion
    * Free organic lunch Saturday
    * Local vendor samples and information tables
    * Free parking at Daemen College

    To register and for schedule of events visit

  • Sep 22nd 2009

    2 Films By Yuichiro Yamada at Hallwalls

    Screening is open to the public and free!

    Here’s a trailer:

    When: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7 PM

    What: Two short documentaries(Just Browsingand Irreplaceable) about local independent stores in Buffalo. Just Browsing is about the local independent bookselling community in Buffalo featured Talking Leaves Books. Irreplaceable documents the closing of the local music store, New World Record in 2008.

    Where: Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

  • Sep 21st 2009

    Digital Media Poetics Events Fall 2009

    Fall 2009, Department of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo

    Monday, September 21 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Wednesday, September 23 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Monday, October 5 (Gender Week Event), 3-5 PM, 112 CFA

    Monday, October 19, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 9, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    Monday, November 16, 3-5 PM, 232 CFA

    All events will take place in the Center for the Arts, SUNY Buffalo, North
    . Sponsored by the Electronic Poetry Center , Dept. of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo and, in part, by Gender Week, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. Series Curators: Loss Pequeño Glazier and Anna Scime.


  • Sep 1st 2009

    Biçimsizler / The Shapeless: Three Experimental Filmmakers

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    Recent event featuring MFA candidate Ekrem Serdar:

    Biçimsizler / The Shapeless
    Three Experimental Filmmakers

    Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
    Saturday, August 15th, 2009, 17:00

    The Shapeless brings together three experimental filmmakers who work outside traditional cinematic techniques. With different approaches, Eytan Ipeker, Yoel Meranda and Ekrem Serdar ask questions on what cinema can be. In this selection that encompasses cell phone videos, miniDV and Super 8mm films, cellist Dilbağ Tokay will preform live for one of Ekrem Serdar’s films. A Q and A with the directors will take place after the screening. This event is free of charge.

  • Aug 10th 2009

    URFEST Traveling Film Festival


    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!
    URFest on Facebook

    Buffalo ReUSE: Building Community by Carl Lee focuses on the multi-faceted work of Buffalo ReUSE to deconstruct houses in order to create jobs and community. Produced by Squeaky Wheel.

    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

  • Jul 3rd 2009

    ELAPSE (point of origin): Lindsey Lodhie's MFA Thesis Exhibition @ Squeaky Wheel


    ELAPSE (point of origin): miles, hours, minutes

    When: Saturday, July 11th, 2009
    7pm Opening Reception
    8pm Screening & Performance Works in Translation

    Where: Squeaky Wheel – 712 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Cost: FREE

    Contact: Jax Deluca – / 884-7172
    or Lindsey Lodhie – / 503-819-6920

    Elapse is a multi-channel film/video installation exploring spatial and temporal mapping through single-frame 16mm animation and experimental time-lapse photographic recording. Installation view consists of eight discrete journeys originating from two points of origin (one in the NE region of the country, Buffalo, NY and one in the NW region of the country, Portland, OR). Each journey was photographed frame by frame with B&W 16mm print stocks according to a given rate of capture (such as 10 frames per 10 minutes). This MFA thesis exhibition by Lindsey Lodhie will be on view in Squeaky Wheel’s NEW Upstairs Installation Gallery Space from June 18th – August 29th. Following the Opening Reception is a screening of works by Lindsey Lodhie & Francesco Gagliardi at 8pm.

    Works in Translation
    Video and Performance by Lindsey Lodhie & Francesco Gagliardi
    Screening at 8pm, (following Opening Reception of Elapse)

    trans·la·tion |trans_l_ sh _n; tranz-| noun

      • a) the process of translating words or text from one language into another
      • b) a written or spoken rendering of the meaning of a word, speech, book, or other text, in another language
      • c) the conversion of something from one form or medium into another
    1. [formal or technical] the process of moving something from one place to another

    A program of single channel film/video and live performance exploring the notion of translation as a crossing – from one medium to another, from one form to another, from one place to another.

  • May 8th 2009

    "We Need Food Not Bombs" picked up by Free Speech TV

    MFA candidate Ron Douglas’ documentary, We Need Food Not Bombs, was programmed by Free Speech TV and will be aired sometime in the next 3- 6 months. (Check with your local listings for times and dates). We Need Food Not Bombs explores how a grassroots organization in Buffalo builds community through sharing food in opposition to violence. The documentary has screened at several venues locally (including Squeaky Wheel and the “World on Your Plate Conference” at Daemen College) and now nationally on FSTV.

    Free Speech TV is available 24 hours a day on DISH Network, channel 9415 and part-time on 172 cable affiliates in 35 states.

    Congrats, Ron!

  • Apr 29th 2009

    Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Founding of Media Study

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    [NOTE: The second weekend of this event, originally scheduled for May 8-9 at Hallwalls, has been postponed.]


    Friday, May 1

    • 2:00 PM: Welcome

      Vibeke Sorensen, Professor and Chair, Department of Media Study
      Bruce D. McCombe, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Physics

      Memories of Administrators

      Moderator: Marguerite Dorrity
      Louisa Bertch Green
      Christine E. Downing

    • 3:30 PM Memories of Distinguished Early Visitors

      Moderator: Professor Brian Henderson
      Noël Carroll
      Vladimir Petric
      Robert Haller

    • 7:30 PM Screening of Media Works by Early Students, 1973-1983

      Selected by Professor Tony Conrad

    Saturday, May 2

    • 10:00 AM Memories of Media Study Academics

      Moderator: Professor Peter Weibel
      Seth Feldman
      J. Ronald Green
      Scott Nygren
      Peter Lunenfeld

    • 2:00 PM Presentations by Student Artists

      Moderators: Woody Vasulka and Steina
      Andrej Zdravic
      Arnold Dreyblatt
      Henry Jesionka
      Robert O’Kane

    • 4:30 PM Memories of Teacher/Curators

      Moderator: John Minkowsky
      Alan Williams
      Bruce Jenkins
      Thom Andersen

    • 7:30 PM Memories of the Founding Faculty

      Moderator: Professor Vibeke Sorensen

      Video Tributes to the Departed

        Paul Sharits
        Hollis Frampton
        James Blue

      Woody Vasulka
      Brian Henderson
      Tony Conrad
      Peter Weibel
      Gerald O’Grady

      Complete biographies, lists of films, videos and other works, television interviews and bibliographies are published in Woody Vasulka and Peter Weibel, editors, BUFFALO HEADS – MEDIA STUDY, MEDIA PRACTICE, MEDIA PIONEERS, 1973-1990 (ZKM/Center for Arts and Media , Karlsruhe, Germany and The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008), 839 pages

    • 9:00 PM Reception for Founding Faculty

    Sunday, May 3

    • 10:00 AM Memories of Graduates, Now Chairs

      Moderator: Dr. Gerald O’Grady
      Barry Keith Grant
      Peer Bode
      Vibeke Sorensen
      Anthony Bannon


    Anthony Bannon is Director of the George Eastman House at Rochester, New York
    Peer Bode is an independent maker and Chair at Alfred University
    Marguerite Doritty was Assistant to the Chair, Department of Media Study
    Christine Downing was an administrator at the Center for Media Study, the Coordinator of OVRMAC, and of the Ohio Council on Arts, and Vice President of the Boston Film and Video Foundation
    Arnold Dreyblatt is an independent media maker from Germany
    Seth Feldman is Director of the Robards Centre for Canadian Studies and a Professor in the Department of Film and Video at York University, and the author of books on Vertov, the documentary, etc.
    J. Ronald Green is Professor, Department of Film Studies at Ohio State University, and the author of two books on Oscar Micheaux
    Louisa Bertch Green worked at the Center for Media Study and is now an administrator at the Columbus Museum, Ohio
    Robert Haller is Director of Collections and Special Projects at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, the former Director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and the author of many books on Jim Davis, Ed Emshwiller, Stan Brackhage, etc.
    Henry Jesionka taught at Simon Fraser University, the Department of Media Study and is an independent filmmaker living in New York City
    Peter Lunenfeld is Professor of Design/Media Arts at UCLA, and the author of three books on the digital arts
    Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, the founder of Anthology Film Archives and the former film critic for the Village Voice
    Annette Michelson is Professor Emerita at the Graduate Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, and the Founding Editor of October
    Scott Nygren is Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville and the author of a book on Japanese cinema
    Robert O’Kane is an independent media maker and designer from Cologne, Germany – the designer of Media Frames at ZKM
    Vladimir Petric is the Luce Professor of Film Studies at Harvard University and Founding Curator of the Harvard Film Archive
    Vibeke Sorensen is an independent media maker and Chair of the Department of Media Study
    Andrej Zdravic is an independent film and media maker from Slovenia

    Thom Andersen is Professor of Film Criticism at the California Institute of the Arts, and an independent documentary filmmaker
    Tony Conrad is Professor in the Department of Media Study
    Berry Keith Grant is Professor of Film and Popular Culture at Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, and the author of books on documentary film
    Brian Henderson is Professor in the Department of Media Study
    Bruce Jenkins is Professor of Film and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the editor of a recent collection of Hollis Frampton’s writings
    John Minkowsky is an independent writer and the Founding Curator of Video, Electronic Arts and New Music at Media Study/Buffalo
    Gerald O’Grady is the Founding Director of the Department of Media Study and an independent scholar
    Steina is an independent video maker from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a pioneer in video making
    Woody Vasulka is a pioneer video maker, the Founder of the Kitchen and lives in Santa Fe
    Peter Weibel is Director of the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologies in Karlsruhe, Germany, the author of many books, and an independent maker
    Alan Williams is Professor of French and Film at Rutgers University and the author of books on French Cinema

  • Apr 28th 2009

    Can't Work Like This

    Can't Work Like This

    Thursday, April 30th
    Squeaky Wheel
    Buffalo, NY 14202

    7-8pm Opening Reception
    8-9pm Video Screening

    Featuring Artists: Kyle Butler, Jake Cassel, Frederick Wright Jones, and Dayana Fernandez

    from the DMS Graduate Course Concept, Content, Critique
    taught by Stefani Bardin

    Can’t Work Like This is a multi-media and multi-disciplinary investigation into issues of social disconnect, social failings and social obstacles that mediate our every day landscape. Addressing issues including immigrant assimilation, adult sexual relationships, moral bankruptcy, control, alienation and uncertainty these four artists use a variety of approaches and media to illustrate these topics.

  • Apr 21st 2009

    Media Artist Lynne Sachs presents at DMS

    Lynne Sachs still

    From Collage to Collaboration: Experimental Documentaries 1991-2009

    Friday April 24th, 2009
    Center for the Arts 112

    Media artist Lynne Sachs will present a survey of works that span nearly two decades of experiments in non-fiction filmmaking: Final del Juego/End of the Game (2009, 40 min.); House of Science: Museum of False Facts (1991. 30 min. excerpt); Photography of Wind (2001, 4 min.).

    More information at

    Cosponsored by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
    and the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo

  • Apr 21st 2009

    DMS Student Show

    dms student show 2009

    Please join us for the Media Study end-of-the-semester Student Show featuring the best of graduate and undergraduate work. Screening starts at 6:00pm at the Center for the Arts Room 112. During the extended intermission, we will feature installation and interactive work on the second floor bridge and classrooms. It’s free!

  • Apr 12th 2009

    Framptonia! April 24th, 25th, 2009

    hollis frampton
    Everything and everyone is cordially invited to FRAMPTONIA! Buffalo’s two part screening series celebrating Hollis Frampton, a legendary instructor in the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo. On April 24th, we will be screening the newly restored prints of Hollis Frampton’s seven part Hapax Legomena followed by a presentation by Professor Michael Zryd from York University. The next day we’ll be hosting the already iconic film’s of David Gatten; he’ll present his epic series The Secret History of the Dividing Line.

    Friday, April 24th 5pm
    Hollis Frampton’s Hapax Legomena w/ presentation by Prof. Michael Zryd

    Saturday, April 25th 7pm
    David Gatten’s The Secret History of the Dividing Line

    Screenings will be held Center for the Arts, Room 112 University at Buffalo’s North Campus.

    FRAMPTONIA! is generously supported by the Department of Media Study, the Graduate Student Association, Subboard I, INC and the GSA’s for Media Study, Poetics and Visual Studies.

    Note: For those who might be traveling far distances we would love to find a place for you among those of us who reside in the Nickel City! Just pop us an email!

    Scott Puccio – steady.ulysses [ a ] gmail . com

    Ekrem Serdar – ekremserdar [ a ] gmail . com

  • Apr 12th 2009

    Justin Chouinard's "Crickets" Screens at Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival

    Justin Chouinard's Crickets

    Congrats to 2nd-year MFA Justin Chouinard!  His film The Sound of Crickets has been selected to screen at this year’s prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival.

  • Apr 12th 2009

    MFA Chris Caporlingua wins SUNY-Wide Film Fest


    DMS MFA Christopher Caporlingua’s film Gates, Doors screened at and WON first prize at the 1st Annual SUNY-Wide Film Festival. Congratulations, Chris!

  • Apr 12th 2009

    Master Class with Ishu Patel

    DMS Animation Master Class with Ishu Patel, March 16 – April 3.

    Class times are tentatively set for Monday – Friday 6pm – 10pm in room 278.

    Ishu Patel presents his award winning work in animation in the Department of Media Study.

    Wednesday, March 25 from 5 – 8:30 PM in UB-North Campus CFA Room 112


    One of the most important living animators and professors of animation in the world, Ishu Patel, will be teaching a rare Master Class in Animation from March 16 – April 4, 2009 in the Department of Media Study. His in-depth knowledge and mastery of a wide range of cutting edge animation techniques has made important contributions to the language and art of animation internationally. He is distinguished by 25 years as a major animator at the National Film Board of Canada, world renowned for experimental animation, as well as by 2 prestigious Academy Award nominations and his substantial academic experience as a Full Professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.

    Links to some of his current work: