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paperback, 112 pages
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October 2009
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In 1966, at the height of minimal art in New York, artist Michael Snow chose not to make another object to be placed in a room but instead spent a year planning a film of a room: Wavelength, a forty-five-minute more or less straight-line zoom from the near to the far wall of a loft space, accompanied by a rising sine wave.

People: Michael Snow, Elizabeth Legge
Tags: Film
image courtesy of media art net
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Nam June Paik

Paik studied music, history, art history and philosophy from 1953-56 at the University of Tokyo, where he writes a dissertation on Arnold Schönberg. Continues studies in Munich and Freiburg. In 1958 meets John Cage in Darmstadt and works with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the electronic music studio of Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne. Becomes a member of the Fluxus movement. 1963 shows the first manipulated TV sets, in Wuppertal. 1964 moves to New York and becomes the first artist to make videotapes. During the 1970s and 1980s his work is widely exhibited all over the world. 1978 appointed professor at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. 1987 elected to membership of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Lives in New York and Florida.

Yud Yalkut

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2005FExhibiting Artist

Jud Yalkut has had a distinguished career as both a film/video artist and visual graphic artist. Born in New York City in 1938, he attended the High School of Music and Art, the City College of New York and McGill University. Resident in Ohio since 1973, he was Assistant Professor of Art at Wright State University, and taught film from 1968-1973 at the School of Visual Arts, as well as other institutions in New York City. He had retrospectives, “Dream Reels” at the Whitney Museum (2000) and “Videoscapes” at the Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio (2002), and received the 2005 Ohioana Citation in Visual Arts from the Ohioana Library, as well as six fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council since 1882, and a Writing-in-Media grant from the New York State Council o the Arts. Hr has had many video residencies at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York, and his films and videos have been featured in international festivals.

Eyebeam CV
2002FExhibiting Artist
SExhibiting Artist
Tags: Film, video

Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin began their collaborations in the video and sculpture programs at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, where they both received their BFAs, 1990 and 1992 respectively. Burns was born in 1968 and received his MFA in video and performance from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993. Martin was born in 1969 and received an MFA in media and sculpture from The University of California, San Diego in 2000. Together, they have based their single channel videotapes, curations and current performance works on their research into diverse Séance-fictions including reimagined educational practices, cryptozoological musicals, and trans-human stories. They have jointly participated in residencies at Eyebeam,and The Experimental Television Center in New York State. In 2003, Electronic Arts Intermix commissioned their net art project, “Lesson Stalls:Learning Net” which can be found at

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2002FResidentAdvisory Council

Darrin Martin creates videos, sculptures and installations, which explore how technologies are used to attempt to measure and augment, our daily perceptions. He studied video with Peer Bode at Alfred University receiving his BFA in 1992 and digital media with Lev Manovich at UC San Diego, MFA 2000. He has exhibited videos and performances internationally at festivals and museums including The Museum of Modern Art, DIA Center for the Arts, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Arts, Pacific Film Archives and The European Media Art Festival in Germany. His installations have exhibited at venues such as The Kitchen in New York, WRO Media Arts Biennale in Poland and Pacific Switchboard in Portland.  

Martin’s work is distributed by The Kitchen, Video Data Bank in Chicago, and Vtape in Canada. He occasionally curates video screenings at a variety of venues and is currently an Assistant Professor teaching video and media arts at UC Davis.

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Start Date: 
16 Oct 2002 - 1 Dec 2002
Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6 pm

Beta Launch: Artists in Residence '02

540 W. 21st St.

Beta Launch: Artists in Residence '02 is the inaugural exhibition of Eyebeam's Artists in Residence Program, a multidisciplinary initiative that supports the development, creation, and presentation of art works using new technologies and digital tools. The exhibition was on view from October 16 through December 1, 2002, at Eyebeam's Chelsea facility.

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The work of Christian Jankowski is a performance, which engages often unsuspecting collaborators to innocently collude with him, making them 'co-authors' of the final result, who often (sometimes inadvertently) participate in the very conceptualisation of the work. The collaborative nature of Jankowski's practice is paramount, as each participant unwittingly contributes his or her own texture. With Jankowski, there is as much emphasis on the journey as the destination, and the risks and chances inherent in his collaborations ultimately give surprising shape to the final works. The product of a generation that grew up with the ubiquity of film and television, its inherently populist influence is evident throughout Jankowski's work.

Christian Jankowski lives and works in Berlin.

Project Created: 
December 2006

Benjamin Gerdes is an artist working primarily in film and video whose work occurs at the intersection of art and activism. He frequently works in collaboration with other artists, activists, and theorists, including as a member of 16 Beaver Group. His individual and collaborative work focuses on the affective and social consequences of economic and state regimes, utilizing historical research and reenactment, dialogue, and participatory or aleatory formalizations. Gerdes' artistic practice is split between two equally important and parallel bodies of work. His work in projected installation and screen-based media use duration and spatialization to stage extended analyses of the economic and political origins of the present.

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2005FTeaching Artist
STeaching Artist
Research: Education Lab
Tags: Film, video

The Wexner Center for the Arts and Performance Space 122 are co-producing my second project, Gin&”It”. The world premiere will be March '10 at Wexner followed by the NY premiere in May '10 at PS 122.

Currently, during a five-month residency at EYEBEAM Art & Technology Center, I’m developing the video score and project specific software that will run the technical elements of the piece. Beginning Oct. ’09, during a nine-week residency at 3LD Art & Technology Center, I will complete the integration of video installation and live performance.

ROPE, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 film, is the source material for this piece. Based on the Leopold and Loeb murder, the story is of two young men who murder a friend just for a thrill. They then host a dinner party for friends and family of the victim, serving the main course on the trunk that is hiding the corpse.

Project Created: 
April 2009
People: Alex Kowal, Celina Alarado, Choreographer/Performer, Christopher Loar, Costume Design, Director/ Producer/ Video, Dylan Dawson, Erin Murphy, Janet Clancy, Jeanne Angel, Luisa Morales, Masha Vlasova, Mathew Westerby, Patrick Grizzard, Paul Coffey, Performer, Reid Farrington, Set Design, Sound Design Peter Kyle, Xue Hou, Zach Stinnett
Project Type: Software
Tags: Film, Hitchcock, multimediatheater, theater
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Burns was born in 1968 and received his B.F.A. from the School of Art & Design at Alfred University in 1990 and an M.F.A. in video and performance from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993. He creates videotapes, photographs, and installations exploring fictions that include zombie and afterlife relationships, experimental space programs, fictional medical practices, physical and psychic slapstick.

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2002FExhibiting Artist
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