Archive for July, 2008

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Documentation of EVE II – Phil Morton, Bob Snyder and Guenther Tetz (1976)

Documentation of EVE II – Phil Morton, Bob Snyder and Guenther Tetz (1976)

The Second Electronic Visualization Event took place at The University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus in 1976. This documentation features Bob Snyder on EMU Synthesizer, Phil Morton on the Sandin Image Processor by Dan Sandin and Guenther Tetz on the GRASS (GRaphics Symbiosis System) by Tom DeFanti. In Morton’s words these artists perform live realtime audio and video synthesis “using both analog and digital computers as ‘visual instruments’…” Other artists credited with participation in the Electronic Visualization Events between 1975 and 1978 include Drew Browning, Larry Cuba, Barbara Latham, John Manning, Faramarz Rahbar, Ed Rankus, Michael Sterling, Barbara Sykes and Jane Veeder. – jonCates

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04
Jul
08

SAIC Memo – Phil Morton (1981)

SAIC Memo – Phil Morton (1981)

Phil Morton’s “SAIC Memo” video art work from 1981 features Timothy Leary, Jane Veeder and Jamie Fenton. The Sandin Image Processor, a patch-programmable analog computer optimized for realtime audio video processing and synthesis developed from 1971 – 1973, and The Bally Arcade Video Game System, a programable home video game console developed in 1974, are used to compute and process the material of this playful, critical and self-reflexive psychedelic cybernetic communication system. – jonCates

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Jul
08

Program #9 – Phil Morton and Jane Veeder (1978)

Program #9 – Phil Morton and Jane Veeder (1978)

“Program #9” by Jane Veeder and Phil Morton is a collaborative Video Art work from 1978. “Program #9” is from a series of videos produced by Morton and Veeder under the name “the Electronic Visualization Center a television research satellite to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago”. Veeder and Morton traveled the continental United States in a mobile Media Art lab built into a customized General Motors van engaging in “Videotape presentations, live Video and Computer Graphics performances, workshops, and/or any useful format of collaboration.” This series of video “Programs” is highly personal, playful and self-reflexive as a psychedelic cybernetic communication and distribution system. – jonCates

04
Jul
08

Program #7 – Phil Morton and Jane Veeder (1979)

Program #7 – Phil Morton and Jane Veeder (1979)

“Program #7” by Jane Veeder and Phil Morton is a collaborative Video Art work from 1979. “Program #7” is from a series of videos produced by Morton and Veeder under the name “the Electronic Visualization Center a television research satellite to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago”. Veeder and Morton traveled the continental United States in a mobile Media Art lab built into a customized General Motors van engaging in “Videotape presentations, live Video and Computer Graphics performances, workshops, and/or any useful format of collaboration.” This series of video “Programs” is highly personal, playful and self-reflexive as a psychedelic cybernetic communication and distribution system. – jonCates

04
Jul
08

General Motors – Phil Morton (1976)

General Motors – Phil Morton (1976)

Phil Morton’s General Motors video art work was created in 1976. Then based in Chicago, the late Phil Morton created this project as a playful and critical video response in conversation with a local General Motors dealership from whom he had purchased a van. Produced at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (where Morton founded the Video Area), this work includes “Phil Morton and Friends” such as Jane Veeder, Dan Sandin, Tom DeFanti and Jamie Fenton who collaboratively developed the early Video and Media Art scene in Chicago. – jonCates