The Effect of Electronics on Art

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The SOAG Public Events Committee has invited three people to discuss how
electronics have affected their art making, as well as how electronics have
broadened the definition of what constitutes “art.” In addition the artists
will discuss how they reach their audiences by communicating electronically.
The panel discussion will take place at the State of the Art Gallery on
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7p.m..

Tammy Renee Brackett , Alfred, N.Y.
Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College

Tammy’s installations are sometimes based on sound, sometimes video, and
often incorporate more traditional materials as well. She is known as a
media artist who relies on the world of technology to create her art.
Brackett has exhibited in Japan, Croatia, Hungary, China and the United
States and was included in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s biennial
exhibition, Beyond/In Western New York in 2005 and 2007.

Rhonda  Morton, Corning, N.Y.
Founder of Alligator Mouth Improv

Rhonda received a NYSCA artist grant last summer to produce “Performance Deli: Art  Made to Order” <> which included “on-line orders” of improvisations that  were videotaped and posted to YouTube. Customers were emailed the link to watch the performance purchased.  She is also developing support for Alligator Bites, a new worldwide educational project, through Kickstarter  She uses  technology in her improvisational pieces, including video screened on a 20-foot fabric scrim

John Criscitello, Ithaca, N. Y.
Founder of Video/Art/Ithaca

John, a mixed media artist whose interests range from sculptural
installation, video art, painting and drawing, is the founder of the
quarterly screening of video and short film called Video/Art/Ithaca. He
began working with video during a residency at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY
1992 and has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Currently his work reflects a continuing exploration of the place of
spirituality in a world filled with loss. He continues to delve into the
endless possibilities that digital media hold for the artist today.

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