Saturday, 29 January 2011

Matthew Schlanger and his Lumpybanger Blog

a link was posted to this awesome blog over at muffwiggler

lumpybanger is the blog of Matthew Schlanger video artist and synth builder who for a time worked and made art at the experimental television center and he has some fantastic work and photos of his system well worth a look

from the blog:
"I went to Binghamton University in 1976 and studied video with Ralph Hocking in Binghamton’s Cinema Department. Ralph introduced me to image processing and the ETC. In 1981, I became one of the local artists-in-residence at ETC. I also worked for both the ETC and for Dave Jones’ Design Lab in Owego, NY.; where I built many of the image processing machines designed by Mr.Jones and used by ETC studio artists for over twenty five years."

find more of his work here 

Friday, 28 January 2011

More Video Stills

Soft focus

Lillian Feldman Schwartz

Here is some cool work from pioneering media artist Lillian Feldman Schwartz youtube link here

"All images and sound copyrighted Lillian Feldman Schwartz. All rights reserved no rights to copy.
Courtesy of the Lillian Feldman Schwartz Collection, The OSU Libraries & The OSU Foundation.

"The changing dots, ectoplasmic shapes and electronic music of L. Schwartz's 'Mutations' which has been shot with the aid of computers and lasers, makes for an eye-catching view of the potentials of the new techniques." - A. H. Weiler, N. Y. Times. Music by Jean-Claude Risset--commissioned by Office de Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise. Golden Eagle-Cine 1973; Red Ribbon award - Special Effects - National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; Cannes Film Festival, 1974. (7-1/2 min.)"

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Artists’ Television Access

Link here 

Artists’ Television Access proudly invites the Bay Area community to celebrate 26 years of cutting edge, alternative and experimental art at this year’s fundraiser. The night features a live and silent art auction of work from almost 50 established and emerging artists, with live musical performances by Grass Widow and Puce Moment, and visual presentation by Craig Baldwin, Dayv Jones and much more.

Contributing Artists:

Ytaelena Lopez, Walter Logue, Walter Desanti, Todd Sanchioni, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Suzy Poling, Scott Hewicker, Sarah Bell, Sara Thustra, Sam Manera, Rich Bott, Regina Clarkinia, Rebecca Whipple, Paul Clipson, Pablo Guardiola, Ouzel Isis Rhea, Molly Hankwitz, Minna Eloranta, Martha Coblurn, Marshall Weber, Mark Brest Van Kempen, Maria Katy Goodman, Marcella Faustini, Maïa Cybelle Carpenter, Mack McFarland, Louis Schmidtt, Lise Swenson, Lisa Levens, Kyle Ranson, Kyle Noble, Kottie Poloma, Kent Howie, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Karla Milosevich, John Casey, Johanna Jackson, Jen Gilomen, Jefre Cantu, James Sterling Pitt, Ilana Crispi, Gordon Winemenko, Gina Contreras, Emily Glaubinger, Dayv Jones, Dana Smith, Cybele Lyle, Craig Baldwin, Cliff Hengst, Christo Roperza, Chris Johanson, Chris Cobb, Charles Gute, Carl Diehl, Beth Lisick, Barbara Valles, Anne Mcguire, Anna Leja, Amanda Curreri, Allyssa Wolf, A.Mark Liiv.

Doors open 5 PM

Silent Auction:
6-8 PM

Live Auction:
8-9:00 PM

Musical performance: Grass Widow and Puce Moment
9:00 PM…

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Jones MVIP (Mini Video Image Processor) Available!

Link here

"Please be aware that this is a stand alone video module, not part of the larger video synth system that I am still developing.


Width: 14HP (2.8 inches)

Depth: 2.56 inches (6.5mm)

Power: 140ma of +12 and -12 volts

Inputs: Composite video (NTSC or PAL), five control voltage inputs for +5 to -5 volts

Output: Composite video (NTSC or PAL) matches the format of the input, or jumper selected if no video input

Price: $595 plus shipping

Available: In Stock

User Manual: MVIP_instructions_booklet.pdf"

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sabrina Ratté

I thought it would be a good opportunity to post about Sabrina Ratté's work as she has just completed a video for Boxcutter and posted to Diamond Variations which is her very good blog. Her work utilizes video feedback and other video manipulation techniques with very interesting results.

BOXCUTTER - TV TROUBLES from Sabrina Ratté on Vimeo.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Flo Kaufmann Plays The EMS Spectre

Remember the post I did about the "Analog Visuals Labor" at shift festival in Basel Switzerland involving Michael Egger & Flo Kaufmann (link to the post here and links to the artists are there too)

well here is some video created by Flo on the EMS Spectre Analogue Video Synth

Friday, 21 January 2011


Here Is something really intriguing an audio visual music television program from 1980s Montreal. The Videos are posted to youtube by marcf5656

I would like to know more about the production of the videos as some of them seem to have a consistent feel and a clever use of effects and an eye for the glitchy and unusual

from Wikipedia

"Musi-Video show was a Music television series which ran on the PBS network in Canadabetween 1980 and 1984. It was a very early example of the format that later would be adopted by the creation of MTV and MuchMusic.

It was the creation of Marc Fontaine, who was also behind the new wave pop groupNudimension. Recorded in Montreal, it featured early 1980s music artists playing live in a studio and early music videos.

In 2008 the Musi-Video brand was revived as a Music publishing label by Marc Fontaine."

Good Morning MR. Orwell on at Space

The groundbreaking work by Nam June Paik is on from 21st January to the 5th March
link here

also the Nam June Paik retrospective at Tate Liverpool is on NOW
wish I hade time and money for a train ticket link here

and here is some content from Good Morning MR Orwell created by Dean Winkler

Saturday, 15 January 2011

experimental tv center to close

sad times but I can understand why

go out and get the dvd if you are in to video it is and excellent resource I got mine for christmas

link to explanation pdf here

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Experimental Processing 1

Experimental Processing 1 from cyberscopewizard

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Video Effects Processor First Tests by Bertoa

here is an interesting first clip from Bertoa who is working on a very interesting project for VJs and video artists, more info here

Friday, 7 January 2011


here is a mega cool video ring featuring some of Dave Jones tech to keep everything in sync

"Video Ring by “The Art Guys” was commissioned by Continental Airlines.

The work consists of 80 color monitors with video playing on all screens, synchronized to create an 80 channel frame synchronizer programmed to play so that there is an offset of 3 frames per player.

This gives the installation motion with the images seeming to rotate around the ring at a fast and continuous rate. This has created a smooth continuous video for travelers to enjoy as they walk through the airport terminal."

video from youtube user likeavine

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Analog approaches, non-linear editing, and compositing

interesting site here

"Perhaps one of the earliest pioneers of this analog computer animation approach was Lee Harrison III. In the early 1960s, he experimented with animating figures using analog circuits and a cathode ray tube. Ahead of his time, he rigged up a body suit with potentiometers and created the first working motion capture rig, animating 3D figures in real-time on his CRT screen. He made several short films with this system, called ANIMAC."

image taken from here 
and now with xbox kinect this technology sits atop the family television 

Sunday, 2 January 2011

trafik_time-1 a Pixelvision Video

here is an excellent video shot with a Pixelvision camera that just serves to remind me I should get mine recording to tape properly

its from this guy here VJ Kissdub and blog here

trafik_time-1 from ▲kissdub▲pixelvision project on Vimeo.