REMINDER: Lenka Dolanova on the Vasulkas tonite

REMINDER: Lenka Dolanova on the Vasulkas tonite @ Messhall in CHI IL .US FREE + OPEN

tonite @ Messhall criticalartware is facilitating a presentation by Lenka Dolanova on the experimental Media Artists collaborative Woody + Steina Vasulka:

Woody + Steina Vasulka have been active in the experimental Media Artists, Video Art + New Media for nearly 40 years + are, as Lenka Dolanova writes, committed to "openness to incoming information and self-transformation through dialog with the machine." Their work operates from an ethics of sharing and exchange that anticipated the Open Source movement as well as involving early forms of hardware hacking, analog computing + machine coding systems to create artware tools. Dolanova will discuss the Vasulkas art works in relation to revolutionary politics, access to the tools of production, personal transformation through technology + hystories of alternative art spaces.


"I want to point to the primary level of codes, notably the binary code operation, as a principle of imaging and image processing. This may require accepting and incorporating this primitive structure (the binary code) into our views of literacy, in the form of binary language, in order to maintain communication with the primary materials at all levels and from any distance. The dramatic moment of the transformation into a binary code of energy events in time, as they may be derived from light, or the molecular communication of sound, or from a force field, gravity, or other physical initiation, has to be realized, in order to appreciate the power of the organization and transformation of a code."


title: A Syntax of Binary Images dvr: Woody Vasulka date: 1978 uri:


join us for a BYOB Potluck Dinner @ 6 PM + Lenka Dolanova's presentation @ 7:30 PM. Messhall is located @ 6932 North Glenwood Avenue CHI IL 60626. if you take the el, take the Red Line North to the Morse stop in Rogers Park + then Mess Hall is just South of the Morse exit on Glenwood:

hope to see you there

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