Jun 6th 2018
Squeaky Wheel presents the first solo exhibition of media theorist/artist and Media Study PhD Candidate Yvette Granata. The exhibition poses the concept of a ‘post-cyberfeminist datum’ as a type of data that has been banned in the future. Works in the show include performance video works, an immersive 360 essay that crosses Google’s Machine Vision API with immersive WebVR, and more.
A newly commissioned essay on Granata’s work by scholar Bogna M. Konior accompanies the exhibition.
Public programs presented as part of this exhibition:
June 15, 7–9pm: Opening reception, with conversation between Yvette Granata and Maiko Tanaka at 7:30pm.
June 29, 7pm: Performance: XENOYOGA((I REALLY WANT SOME)) by DJ xenoyoga
July 6, 9pm: Augmented Reality Tour with Yvette Granata at secret site.
August 18, 3pm: Curator’s Tour with Ekrem Serdar of d8e0ea
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
For more info:
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1976247359112659/
Squeaky Wheel’s website: http://www.squeaky.org/event/post-cyberfeminist-datum/
Artist’s website: http://yvettegranata.com/
Jul 6th 2017
SHAPE OF A POCKET
Opening Reception: July 7, 6–9pm
On View: June 30–August 26, 2017
Events: July 29, August 12, August 25
Featuring work by Media Study PhD candidates Kalpana Subramanian and Tony Yanick along with Morgan Arnett, Jason Bernagozzi, Charlie Best and Jaz Palermo, W. Michelle Harris, Kyla Kegler, Dana McKnight, Przemyslaw Moskal, Van Tran Nguyen, Elisa Peebles and the United Melanin Society, and Carl Spartz.
Jan 2nd 2016
January 6, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Please join us for OBEDIENCE, the 3rd installment of Emulsified, a screening series featuring 16mm films from the archives of the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo initiated by Carl Lee and John Massier. Emulsified #3: OBEDIENCE, programmed by guest curator Ekrem Serdar, brings together four works that variously invoke and depicts the evening’s title; nudging, calling, and assaulting its audience with commands through one segment, and documenting the harrowing and endlessly debated results of an infamous experiment in social psychology in the other.
Dec 11th 2015
Congratulations to Ekrem Serdar (MFA ’11) on his hire as Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Arts Center’s new media arts curator! He’ll be sure to bring a lot of amazing work to Buffalo!
Check out the article in the Buffalo News.
Jan 12th 2011
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 kucuksinemalar.blogspot.com or hallwalls.org.
Jul 28th 2010
The 2010 Buffalo Infringement Festival
Thursday, July 22 — Sunday, August 1
Featuring Media Study students and faculty. Over 700 performances! Over 350 plays, bands, art installations, films, parties, etcetera! Over 50 venues (and non-venues) in and around the Allentown neighborhood of Buffalo, NY!
Media Study folks include: Intermedia Performance Studio, Jordan Dalton, Ron Douglas, Ekrem Serdar, Liz Chow, Josh Parkins, Michael Beitz, Masha Sha, Anna Scime, Neil Terry, Joshua Strauss and Lulldozer.
The official schedule is online! See the schedule page for the complete list of shows, including updates to the printed program in the July 22 ArtVOice.
Art Under the Radar
Every summer, the streets of Buffalo come alive with scores of events by local and visiting theatre and dance companies, puppeteers, media artists, poets, comics, musicians, cabaret acts, digital designers, and miscellaneous insurrectionists. The annual Buffalo Infringement Festival provides artists and audiences of all backgrounds the chance to come together, take chances, push boundaries, and explore uncharted territory because exciting art can happen anywhere, anytime, without a blockbuster budget. (Or any budget at all, for that matter.)
Jun 17th 2010
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:
(Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, b&w, optical mono, 8min., 2003)
- Chasmic Dance
(Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, b&w, silent 24fps, 6min., 2004)
- Blind Alley Augury
(Daïchi Saïto, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2006)
- All That Rises
(Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, color, optical mono, 7min., 2007)
- Green Fuse
(Daïchi Saïto, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2008)
- 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)
(Eduardo Menz, Digital 8, color, 5min., sound, 2007)
- Cronograma de un tiempo inexistente / Chronogram of Inexistent Time
(Malena Szlam, 35mm to HD, color, silent, 6min., 2008)
- Western Sunburn
(Karl Lemieux, 16mm to DV, b&w and color, sound, 10min., 2007)
(Mike Rollo, 16mm to DV, b&w, sound, 2:45min., 2008)
- 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…
Mar 29th 2010
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.
Jan 14th 2010
January 29th, 2010
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 www.philiphoffman.ca 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.
Oct 1st 2009
Just Buffalo @ WNYBAC
Western New York Book Arts Center
2nd Floor | 468 Washington St. @ Mohawk
Phone: 716.832.5400 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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
Sep 1st 2009
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.