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Sandin Exhibition

Wednesday, June 6, 2007. 8:30 pm

Produced by the Institute for Electronic Arts @ Alfred University

Roulette will host an exhibition of video synthesizers from the Sandin Image processor to current computer-based systems presented by The Institute for Electronic Art in cooperation with the School of Art and Design at Alfred University . Visitors will be able to manipulate images and sounds using a hand built Sandine Image Processor, Wobbulator, and Jitter inteactive system. On Wednesday evening June 6 th there will be solo and duo concerts by Stephen Vitiello, Andrew Deutsch, Sawako Kato (from Tokyo) Tammy Bracket and Peer Bode (via cellphone from China).

The Institute for Electronic Arts is a high technological research studio facility within the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY. The IEA encourages and supports projects that involve interactive multi-media systems, experimental sonic/video production, digital imaging, and publications. The IEA is committed to developing cultural interactions spurred by technological experimentation and artistic investigations.

About the Performers:

Stephen Vitiello is a sound and media artist. Originally from New York, he is now based in Richmond, Virginia. Vitiello’s CD releases include Scratchy Monsters, Laughing Ghosts (New Albion Records), Buffalo Bass Delay (Hallwalls), Scanner/Vitiello (Audiosphere/Sub Rosa), Bright and Dusty Things (New Albion Records), Scratchy Marimba (Sulphur UK/Sulfur USA), Light of Falling Cars (JDK Productions) and Uitti/Vitiello (JDK Productions). Stephen’s website: www.stephenvitiello.com

Andrew Deutsch (b.1968) is a sound, video and graphic artist who lives in Hornell, NY and teaches Sound & Video Art in the Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University. He received his BFA in Video Art and Printmaking from Alfred University in 1990 and his MFA in Integrated Electronic Art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1994. He is a member of the Institute for Electronic Art at Alfred University and the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Board of Advisors and is a former member of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Board of Directors (1999 – 2001). Andrew’s website: www.infoblvd.net/andrewandjen/index.htm

Sawako Kato is a Tokyo/NYC-based timeline based artist and sound sculptor who creates the digital nostalgic world using technologies. Once through the processor named Sawako, elements in everyday life float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. Her unique sonic world has been called “post romantic sound” by Boston’s Weekly Dig. For these 5 years, Sawako did more than 80 live performances in Japan, USA, Paris and London, and last year her 2nd album “hum” was released from NY based minimal label, 12k. Sawako’s website: www.troncolon.com

Tammy Renée Brackett received a BA in fine arts from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. in 2003 and an MFA in Electronic Integrated Art from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in 2006. Critiques of the impact of scientific “breakthroughs” on identity formation inform Brackett’s work. Using new and traditional artistic media, she explores the factors that contribute to the invention of new identities and the overlapping fluid structures behind them. Brackett’s recent work uses scientific data, such as the Map of the Human Genome, brainwave biofeedback, and DNA frequencies, as elements in her musical compositions and surround-sound installations. Brackett has exhibited in Japan, Croatia, Hungary, and the United States. She has been awarded the 2005 College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship for Visual Artists, funded by the NEA, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Expanded Media at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design.

Peer Bode is a nationally and internationally exhibiting artist with media works in museum collections world-wide. He is also an active educator and studio advocate and facilitator of independent electronic media. He is associated with the renowned American Alfred and Owego schools of new media imaging. He is Professor of Video Arts at the School of Art and Design and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA), NYSCC at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. His work is produced at the IEA, Alfred NY; the Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY and Pep Studios, Hornell and Rochester, NY.
About the Sandin

The Dan Sandin Image Processor, or “IP,” is an analog video processor with video signals sent through processing modules that route to an output color encoder. The IP’s most unique attribute is its non-commercial philosophy, emphasizing a public access to processing methods and the machines that assist in generating the images. The IP was Sandin’s electronic expression for a culture that would “learn to use High-Tech machines for personal, aesthetic, religious, intuitive, comprehensive, and exploratory growth.” This educational goal was supplemented with a “distribution religion” that enabled video artists, and not-for-profit groups, to “roll-your-own” video synthesizer for only the cost of parts and the sweat and labor it took to build it. It was the “Heathkit” of video art tools, with a full building plan spelled out, including electronic schematics and mechanical assembly information. Tips on soldering, procuring electronic parts and Printed Circuit boards, were also included in the documentation, increasing the chances of successfully building a working version of the video synthesizer.

Program subject to change.