Monday, 2 March 2015

C.E. Burnett

A recent article on Paleofuture brought to my attention the work of C.E. Burnett an engineer at RCA's  research lab during the 1930s. This must be a very early example of cathode ray tubes being used for pattern generation and certainly predates many more well known media art pioneers. I wonder if he ever spoke to Ben F. Laposky another early pioneer in a related technique.



























sources:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vSgDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Radio-Craft/1930s/Radio-Craft-1938-07.pdf

Zoran Radovic

Zoran Radovic has been working with pendulums, plotters, lasers and CRT displays since the 1960s. A recent post by an online friend highlighted the fact that his studio is being sold off, I noticed some plotter art on the wall which lead me to check out his great site detailing his fantastic work. www.radovic-art.de he details his various systems building on his ideas and demonstrating how some of his systems work. Please go read his site for more info! 






















































Here are a few more links with some of his work


Thursday, 26 February 2015

New Australian Experimental Video Resource

So a while back I heard rumblings about this and have been meaning to post this for a while, Stephen Jones (one of the pioneers of media art in Aus) designed  the Supernova 12, a system owned by Jeffrey Siedler who has very kindly donated it to a new experimental video lab set up By Tom Ellard (of severed heads) and Ant Banister at the University of New South Wales, Other Stephen Jones machines have also been resurrected and integrated with some newer devices and at some point in the future hopefully we will see some new work! I believe Ed and Liz of LZX and Pia VanGelder are also lending a hand  (thanks to Ant for the Photos) and Tom for his blog posts http://tomellard.com/wp/2013/09/operation-big-iron/ http://tomellard.com/wp/2014/09/update-to-big-iron-fingers-crossed/



Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Video Glitch Device

Here is a device I built for a fellow artist, there are a few shots of its slowly disrupting a shot of a grid to give you an idea off the effects it can produce.






Lorene Lavora

Some early computer art stills from 1983 by Lorene Lavora



Thursday, 8 January 2015

Denise Gallant, Satellite 1986

"Inspired by the book "Voyage to Acturus", Satellite was released in 1986. This 34 minute video was produced by Denise Gallant with a grant from the American Film Institute and National Endowment For The Arts."

Tuesday, 6 January 2015