Posts tagged with : Laura McGough
  • Jul 30th 2018

    Videotheque: outdoor screening and performance at Alfred U. organized by Laura McGough PhD ’18

    Videotheque
    Friday July 27
    8:00 pm
    Harder Hall, Alfred University

    Videotheque is an outdoor screening and performance event organized by UB alum Laura McGough (PhD, 2018) and Jessica Earle hosted by Alfred University. The event will feature video and animations by Alfred University faculty, staff and grad students, Alfred State College faculty and staff, and faculty from the NY State Summer School for Media Arts. Artists presenting video work include Alfred University professors and UB alums, Peer Bode and Barbara Lattanzi. Sound performances by Jessy Earle, Mike Haleka, Sei Harris, Tamara Porras and Karen Donnelley will precede the screening.

    (Image: “One Minute and Forty Seconds for Anna” (2017) by Barbara Lattanzi)

  • Apr 20th 2018

    Tony Tuesday 4: New York Underground at Hallwalls, April 24

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    Tony Tuesday 4: New York Underground
    Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
    $8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

    Curated & Introduced by Laura McGough, Ph.D ’18

    This selection of films — which will be projected on 16mm film — showcases Tony Conrad’s early work within New York City’s underground film scene during the 1960s. Conrad’s earliest foray into experimental filmmaking found him creating the soundtrack for Jack Smith’s early short film Scotch Tape (1959–1962) and Smith’s later classic feature Flaming Creatures (1963). Conrad made his own first film, The Flicker in 1966, and Eye of Count Flickerstein the following year (1967) — a harbinger of video to come? — while continuing to contribute soundtrack work to films by Jack Smith, Ron Rice, Piero Heliczer, and others during this era. (more…)

  • Mar 21st 2018

    Dr. Laura McGough presents “Tony Tuesday 3: Public Access Cable Collaborations” @ Hallwalls

    TONY TUESDAY 3: PUBLIC ACCESS CABLE COLLABORATIONS
    Curated & Introduced by Laura McGough, PhD

    March 27, 2018 @ 7:00PM
    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
    341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14202

    This screening is part of Tony Tuesdays, Hallwalls’ monthly series of events concurrent with the retrospective gallery exhibitions at Hallwalls, UB Art Gallery, and Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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

    In the early 1980s video curator Kathy High invited New York City public access cable TV producers Alan Moore (Potato Wolf) and Jaime Davidovich (The Live! Show) to Hallwalls, where each created live televisual programming featuring a cast of Buffalo artists and musicians. These events mark Tony Conrad’s earliest experimentations with public access cable television, years prior to the establishment of an access venue in Buffalo. Tony Conrad: Public Access Cable Collaborations will present excerpts from these programs along with Conrad’s later collaborative public access cable TV ventures including Buffalo Learning Network (produced with Barbara Rowe, 1993–1997).

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  • Feb 26th 2018

    Tony Conrad: Surplus Affect. Saturday, March 3 at 7 PM – 9 PM Burchfield-Penney Art Center

    Spanning from 1981-2011, this screening brings together a selection of video artworks that explore Conrad’s ongoing interrogation of control and discipline through the affective qualities of humor, music, image and language. Surplus Affect will feature rarely screened works like In Santa Fe with Tony Conrad and Steina Vasulka, I’ve Never Been… and Lookers; and classics including In-Line, Redressing Down and Tony’s Oscular Pets.

    This program is curated by DMS alums Laura McGough (PHD) and Anna Scime (MFA). Presented in collaboration with “Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery”

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  • Sep 8th 2017

    PhD candidate Laura McGough presents at the SUNY Conference on Writing

    PhD candidate Laura McGough will presenting a paper on multimodal composition at the SUNY Conference on Writing on September 9, 2017 as part of a panel entitled “Composing in a General Education Capstone: Interrogating Successful Practices for an Integrative Learning Curriculum.”

  • Sep 1st 2017

    Laura McGough hired as Visiting Assistant Professor at Alfred University

    Congratulations to PhD Candidate Laura McGough! During the 2017-2018 academic year, Laura will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary and New Media Art in the Art History at Alfred University.

  • Apr 17th 2017

    DMS PhD candidate, Laura McGough, presents at Rutgers University April 21st

    On April 21st, PhD student Laura McGough will be presenting research conducted with Eric Souther, Assistant Professor of New Media at Indiana University South Bend, and Jason Bernagozzi, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State University, at the R-Cade Symposium at Rutgers-Camden University.  
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  • Nov 21st 2016

    Prof. Sarah Elder’s “Remains to be Seen” premieres at Hallwalls 11/30/16

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm at Hallwalls – Admission is FREE.

    REMAINS TO BE SEEN: Performing the Archive a film by Sarah Elder (2015), 25 min.

    In a public performance artist Charles Clough and archaeologist Peter Biehl unroll early remnants of a massive layered scroll created in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and stored for 40 years in a storage shed. The intriguing paper relic reveals the drawings and traces of the group of young visual artists in Buffalo, including Charles Clough, Robert Longo, and Cindy Sherman, who founded Hallwalls in 1974. The film documents the performative unrolling in 2012 with interviews and historical photographs.

    Followed by a Presentation with:
    Charles Clough, Artist
    Peter F. Biehl, Archaeologist
    Sarah Elder, Filmmaker
    Laura McGough, Art Historian

    Sponsored by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, UB Dept. of Media Study and the UB Art Galleries

    More info:
    Remains To Be Seen FB Event
    Hallwalls

  • Aug 23rd 2016

    Analog Futures, curated by PhD candidate Laura McGough, opens 9/1/2016

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    Analog Futures
    September 1 – October 14, 2016

    The String Room Gallery
    Wells College
    Aurora, NY

    https://www.wells.edu/string-room-gallery

    Featuring work by Brandon Barr, Jason Bernagozzi, LoVid, and Aldo Tambellini. Curated by Laura McGough

    Opneing reception, curator’s talk at 7:30 followed by a performance by Jason Bernagozzi

    Analog Futures brings together work by artists who explore the materiality of the machines and electronic devices that deliver images and information to us. In Analog Futures, television sets and computer black boxes, cathode ray tubes and VHS videotape, are transformed into sculptural objects, repurposed and reanimated to reveal the internal electronics that power video monitors, the visual glitches that underlie computer circuitry, and the magnetic tape that mysteriously holds video imagery.

  • May 11th 2016

    Laura McGough moderates panel discussion at Squeaky Wheel 30th Anniversary

    MEDIA DIALECTS & STAGES OF ACCESS
    Panel Discussion at Squeaky Wheel’s 30th Anniversary Closing Celebration and Conference
    Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 3:30pm

    Pro-Choice Planet First Show 1

    Panel Members
    Laura McGough (moderator)
    Ron Ehmke
    Chris Hill
    Barbara Lattanzi

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  • Apr 11th 2016

    Laura McGough presents at Alfred University on April 12

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    Laura McGough will present “Televisions & Transmissions: towards a Partial History of Transmission Art” on Tuesday, April 12 at Alfred University.

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  • Mar 19th 2016

    Laura McGough concludes year-long series of lectures and events supported by the Critical Studies Program

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    Laura McGough will be presenting a final lecture and performance to conclude a year-long series of lectures and events supported by the Critical Studies program at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
    Lecture: Likes and Dislikes: Reading the Paratextual Apparatus of
    Participatory Media” & Live Streaming Performance
    March 22, 2016, 6:00 pm

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  • Feb 8th 2016

    Laura McGough to Lecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art


    Laura McGough: The Labor of Participation
    February 9, 2016 at 6:00pm
    Cranbrook Academy of Art
    February 9, 2016 6:00pm

    Playbor, a portmanteau of “play” and “labor,” is a term used by theorists to describe our interactions within social media spaces. While on the one hand, our participation in online environments may constitute a form of sociality, or play, it also engages us in a form of digital labor as our posts, uploads, comments and tweets become the means of production that generate content for these sites. In this lecture, we will critically read our online activity and consider what happens when we collapse work, play, and sociality into a single activity.

    Sponsored by the Critical Studies and Humanities Program.

  • Oct 29th 2015

    Laura McGough to give Critical Studies Lecture at Cranbrook

    PhD graduate student Laura McGough, 2015-2016 Critical Studies Fellow at Cranbrook, will lead a discussion titled “Digital Feelings: Participatory Media as Emotional Space,” at the Cranbrook Art Museum, November 3, 6pm.

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  • Oct 15th 2015

    Idiomorphs: Barbara Lattanzi, Selected Works 1974-2014, Curated by Laura McGough, Oct 16

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    DMS Phd Candidate Laura McGough curates Idiomorphs: Barbara Lattanzi, selected works, at the Microscope Gallery on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Idiomorphs is a career survey of media artist Barbara Lattanzi’s film, video and generative software works and was originally presented as part of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center’s 40th Anniversary celebrations.

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  • Sep 1st 2015

    Laura McGough will be serving as the Critical Studies Fellow during 2015/2016 at Cranbrook Academy of Art

    Media Study PhD candidate Laura McGough will be serving as the Critical Studies Fellow during the 2105/2016 school year at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Her research will focus on participatory media and the political aesthetics of feedback.

    More info can be found here  http://cranbrookart.edu/program/critical-studies

  • Jun 9th 2015

    Laura McGough, Carl Lee, Dorothea Braemer, and DMS alums in Paris pop-up La Vidéoshop

    La Videoshop

    Artists/curators Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown bring you La Vidéoshop, a pop-up microcinema/video salon appearing during the month of June in Paris, France. PhD candidate and staff member Carl Lee and Adjunct Faculty Dorothea Braemer participate with their installation Oology. Curator and PhD Candidate Laura McGough presents REWIND: Buffalo Video Art 1985-1995, a program of Eighties and Nineties Buffalo-area video art. REWIND features work by DMS alums Chris Hill, Armin Heurich, Cheryl Jackson, Richard Kegler, Meg Knowles, John Saxe, and Lou Mang.

    La Vidéoshop

    June 18 – 30,  2015
    40 Rue Quincampoix
    Paris, France 75004
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  • Mar 16th 2015

    STRUCTURES OF DIGITAL FEELING COLLOQUIUM OF ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

    Professor Tero Karppi and PhD candidates Laura McGough and Derek Curry will be presenting at the Structures of Digital Feeling colloquium at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and the University at Buffalo on March 27-28, 2015.

    Structures

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  • Feb 9th 2015

    Laura McGough: Signal Culture

    Laura McGough researcher-in-residence at Signal Culture from January 16-23, 2015

  • Nov 18th 2014

    Idiomorphs 1974-2014: Barbara Lattanzi, selected works

    PhD candidate Laura McGough has curated a career survey of film, video and new media work by DMS alum, Barbara Lattanzi

    Idiomorphs 1974-2014: Barbara Lattanzi, selected works
    Curated by Laura McGough

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014:
    cocktails: 6:30 pm
    screening: 7:00 pm

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  • Nov 10th 2014

    REWIND: Buffalo Video Art 1985-1995

    Laura McGough is curating an upcoming survey of Buffalo video art at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.

    REWIND: Buffalo Video Art 1985-1995

    Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.

    $8 general
    $6 students/seniors
    $5 members

    Curated by Laura McGough

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    Rewind: Buffalo Video Art 1985-1995 celebrates the lively media scene that erupted in Buffalo during the 1980s and early 1990s. At turns performative, political and playful, the videos featured in this program serve to partially document an immensely productive era in Buffalo’s media history. Rewind includes work by Fred Bacher, Don Bernier, Kevin Fix, Richard Wicka, Armin Heurich, Chris Hill, Richard Kegler, Cheryl Jackson, George Scherer, John Saxe, Lou Mang, Meg Knowles, and more.

    Laura McGough has had a diverse career as an educator, curator, critic and grants administrator, working at organizations ranging from Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center to the National Endowment for the Arts. Along the way, she organized exhibitions, screenings, Webcasts, and performances for arts organizations in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Europe; published critical writing on the visual arts, media arts and new media; participated in numerous local, regional, and national grants panels; and received funding from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Canada Council, and the British Council to support varied curatorial initiatives. She is currently completing a PhD in the Department of Media Study, SUNY University at Buffalo.

     

  • Oct 2nd 2014

    Laura McGough curates events for Hallwalls’ 40th Anniversary

    DMS PhD student Laura McGough has curated two events for Hallwalls’ 40th anniversary, featuring a show of work by DMS alum Barbara Lattanzi and a screening featuring several alumni.

    Rewind: Buffalo Video Art 1985-1995/Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Rewind: Buffalo Video Art 1985-1995 celebrates the lively media scene that erupted in Buffalo during the 1980s and early 1990s.  At turns performative, political and playful, the videos featured in this program serve to partially document an immensely productive era in Buffalo’s media history. Rewind includes work by Fred Bacher, Don Bernier, Kevin Fix and Richard Wicka Armin Heurich, Chris Hill, Richard Kegler, Cheryl Jackson, George Scheer, John Saxe and more.

    Idiomorphs 1974-2014:  Barbara Lattanzi, selected works/Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Over the course of her career, media artist Barbara Lattanzi has created a broad and influential body of screen-based work that spans across mediums – film, video, installation and interactive and generative software. Lattanzi utilizes the term “idiomorph” to characterize the diverse but interconnected projects that populate her oeuvre. Derived from the Greek idio-morphos, idiomorph alludes to a characteristic shape or individual form, enacting what Lattanzi notes is “both a position to be sought out and a process of recursively moving towards.” There is an underlying performativity operating in Lattanzi’s idiomorphs as she animates both the medium, itself, as well as the various “characters” that populate her work. In Lattanzi’s hands, filmic surface, software and pixel activate an ongoing investigate into the materiality of the mediated image, while a cast of vampires, bishops, politicians and teapots actively interrogate a range of aesthetic, art historical and political relations. Idiomorphs 1974-2014 presents key works from Lattanzi’s career including early films, public access programming, and generative and interactive software projects – work that is at once challenging, humorous, and visually stunning.

    Barbara Lattanzi- School of the Woods (Production Still)

    Barbara Lattanzi

    Barbara Lattanzi’s films, videos, Internet art, and generative software works have been screened and exhibited widely, including venues such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Harvestworks-NYC, the European Media Art Festival, The New Museum, Squeaky Wheel-Buffalo, FILE Festival-Sao Paulo Brazil, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Museum of Modern Art. Her experimental software, “C-SPAN Karaoke”, received an Honorary Mention at Transmediale, the Berlin-based international media art festival. Her early “net art” work is represented in Rhizome.org”Artbase” collection, Turbulence.org, Computer Fine Arts collection, the Moscow on-line software archive “Runme.org”, and a gatepage for the “Artport” website of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Writings about Lattanzi’s work have appeared in Millenium Film Journal, Neuralmagazine, Cinema Video Internet: Tecnologie e avanguardia in Italia dal Futurismo alla Net.art edited by Cosetta Saba, and Internet Art by Rachel Greene, among others. She has received grants for her work from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Experimental Television Center. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MAH from the Center for Media Study of SUNY at Buffalo. While living in Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1980s, she was the video curator for Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Barbara Lattanzi currently teaches in the Expanded Media Division of the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, Alfred,  New York.
    Laura McGough

    Laura McGough has had a diverse career as an educator, curator, critic and grants administrator, working at organizations ranging from Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center to the National Endowment for the Arts. Along the way, she organized exhibitions, screenings, Webcasts, and performances for arts organizations in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Europe; published critical writing on the visual arts, media arts and new media; participated in numerous local, regional, and national grants panels; and received funding from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Canada Council, and the British Council to support varied curatorial initiatives. She is currently completing a PhD in the Department of Media Study, SUNY University at Buffalo.