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VIRTUAL VISITING FILM/VIDEO ARTISTS SPEAKERS SERIES SPRING 2023
February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
VISITING FILM / VIDEO ARTISTS & SPEAKERS SERIES Spring 2023:
Ralph Hocking: In Conversation with Peer Bode and Kathy High (2/28)
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Zoom link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/95503619764
Following the online screening on Thursday, February 23, Peer Bode and Kathy High
will discuss Hocking’s work.
In a career spanning over 4 decades, video artist PEER BODE has created an
extensive body of work that investigates electronic media events, active perception
systems and culture. A graduate of Binghamton University’s Cinema Department, Bode
studied with Ken Jacobs, Larry Gottheim, Nicholas Ray and Peter Kubelka, and later
with Woody and Steina Vasulka, Paul Sharits, Tony Conrad and Hollis Frampton at
SUNY Buffalo’s Media Study Program. Bode worked at the Experimental Television
Center (ETC), which his lifelong mentor and friend Ralph Hocking established in
Binghamton in 1970. At the ETC, Bode made his seminal early works while assisting
and collaborating with the video artist and engineer David Jones, whose “Jones Frame
Buffer” became a signature processor within Bode’s oeuvre. His work has been widely
exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including MoMA, Anthology Film
Archives, the Whitney Biennial, the European Media Art Festival (Germany), Impakt
Film and Video Art Festival (the Netherlands), Viper Festival (Switzerland), among
many others. A key figure of the Owego and Alfred schools of video arts, Bode headed
the Video Arts Program at the School of Art and Design, NYSCC at Alfred University,
where he co-founded the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA).
KATHY HIGH is an interdisciplinary artist working with technology, art and biology. She
collaborates with scientists and artists, and considers living systems, empathy, animal
sentience, and the social, political and ethical dilemmas of biotechnology and
surrounding industries. She has received awards including the Guggenheim
Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and National Endowment for Arts. Her art works
have been shown at documenta 13 (Germany), Guggenheim Museum, Museum of
Modern Art, Lincoln Center and Exit Art (NYC), UCLA (Los Angeles), Science Gallery
(Dublin), NGBK (Berlin), Festival Transitio_MX (Mexico), MASS MoCA (North Adams),
Para-site Gellery (Hong Kong) and Esther Klein Gellery, Science Center (Philadelphia).
High is Professor in Arts, and a lab at the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary
Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy.