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Experimental Television Center Ltd. will end several programs

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 16, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: GLITCH & POSTDIGITAL

The Experimental TV Center has announced they will close some of their programs later this year. I enjoyed being a resident there and got a lot out of my time in the studio. They will be missed. Full announcement:

The Studio will close as of July 1, 2011.

This will end the residency program and workshop offerings.

Presentation Funds applications will not be accepted after July 1, 2011.

Finishing Funds
March 15, 2011 is the final applications deadline.

Technical Assistance
July 1, 2011 is the final applications deadline.

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We will not sponsor or act as a conduit for grant applications for anyone.


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MOMA's New Department: Media

story © Michael Betancourt | published October 4, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: GLITCH & POSTDIGITAL
"In contrast to [film], you're not sitting and watching from the beginning to the end in a dark room with other people," Mr. Biesenbach said. "It's basically always gallery-based. It can be moving pictures. It can be beautiful sound installations, like the Janet Cardiff piece we had here at MoMA. It can be performance pieces. They're all time-based, and they're all moving in some broad sense."

NY Sun reports on the new department. Since they're keeping the Film department rather than making it be part of this new thing, Media, I guess we can see the difference in how they separate them: being time-based is a good candidate. Apparently film isn't "time-based" because you don't watch "it" in a gallery. Now we know the difference. Film isn't time-based, video art is. So what happens when you watch a film?




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Kodachrome Obit

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 28, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: GLITCH & POSTDIGITAL

The Guardian has this to say:

The factory in Lausanne, Switzerland, that processes Europe's supplies of Kodachrome - grainy, colour-saturated frames of 8mm film that have convinced a generation that their 60s and 70s childhood and adolescence was spent leaping through flowers in a Technicolor haze - is shutting its doors on Saturday.






 
Formal Films?

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 2, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: GLITCH & POSTDIGITAL

It's possible to think of the appearance of flicker films, leader-based films and other materially-linked films produced in the 1960s and 1970s not as a formalist reduction, but as a reaction to the emergence of video as an alternative to film.




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Video Accelleration by Dropping Frames

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 2, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: GLITCH & POSTDIGITAL

Kallahar explains how he took a 10 hour video of driving and accellerated it to be a 6 minute video.

With sample clips.