Mar 21st 2018
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
$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).
Works to be screened include: (more…)
May 11th 2016
MEDIA DIALECTS & STAGES OF ACCESS
Panel Discussion at Squeaky Wheel’s 30th Anniversary Closing Celebration and Conference
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 3:30pm
Laura McGough (moderator)
Oct 15th 2015
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.
Aug 10th 2015
Enter the Age of Electronic Consciousness: Hollis Frampton and the Digital Arts Lab Panel Discussion
Enter the Age of Electronic Consciousness:
Hollis Frampton and the Digital Arts Lab Panel and Pop-up exhibition
Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm at CEPA Gallery’s Big Orbit Project Space
30D Essex Street in Buffalo, NY
Nov 18th 2014
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
Oct 2nd 2014
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’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 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.
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.