Flipped Chips

From: Thomas Beard (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 05 2006 - 10:05:25 PDT

at Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn

Flipped Chips
Monday, May 8 at 8 PM

Curated by interdisciplinary artist duo LoVid, Flipped Chips includes single
channel videos as well as presentations by artists from around the world who
custom make their own hardware video instruments.

Dan Sandin, Nam June Paik, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Matthew Schlanger,
Steve Beck, Jim Wiseman, and Bill Etra represent a generation of pioneers
who explored video and moving image synthesis. These artists developed
hardware instruments as technological advancements in an era of idealism and
utopian views of communication, where video and television were regarded as
the ultimate new creative medium, able to elicit widespread cultural and
social change.

Tonight their work will be shown alongside that of a new generation of
artists returning to hardware-based video instruments, like Billy Roisz
(NTSC), noteNdo, Jon Satrom, Paul Slocum, Karl Klomp, Cory Arcangel and
Paper Rad, and LoVid. Departing from their predecessors, the latter set
approaches technology with personal and global nostalgia as well as a
romantic infatuation with the media-generating object. Inspired by noise,
extreme music, glitch and hacker culture, as well as the fragility,
unpredictability, and limitations of technology, they choose to work with
decades-old electronic components for personal aesthetic reasons and as a
reaction to the dominance of technology and media in mainstream culture.

Advance tickets available here:

About Ocularis

Ocularis is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for
the exhibition of independent, experimental and documentary film/video and
new media, as well as international and repertory cinema. Established in
1996 as a rooftop film series catering to local audiences in North Brooklyn,
it has since evolved into a weekly cinema, a producer of collaborative
film/video work and a summer open-air screening series.

Thomas Beard 
Program Director 
at Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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