Sherry Hocking
Since 2002
Works in Newark Valley, New York United States of America

The EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISION CENTER was founded in 1971, an outgrowth of a media access program established by Ralph Hocking at Binghamton University in 1969. Today, the Center continues to provide informational services to the media arts community. For 40 years ETC offered an international residency Program, grants to individuals and media organizations, and sponsorship assistance for independent media and film artists.

In 2011 ETC elected to refocus our activities. We are now able to continue work in the area of preservation. We will be spending more time on developing support for the new preservation activities with our partner organizations at Migrating Media, among them Hallwalls, Squeaky Wheel and The Standby Program among others. We collaborate with other organizations in the media preservation field to offer conferences and symposia, and to develop informational resources.

In 2010 ETC completed Experimental Television Center: 1969 – 2009 (5 DVD set with catalog), is an anthology of video art works created through the Residency Program since its inception in 1969 and includes the works of about 100 media artists. The collection was featured in 2011 at Anthology Film Archives. It was named top 100 DVDs for 2010 by LUX, the influential arts organization in London, UK. In 2011 the collection was named by LUX as one of 50 essential moving-image artists DVDs in publication. The collection is available through the well-known distributor of contemporary art Electronic Arts Intermix.

The complete library of artists’ works at ETC is being archived at the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media. Under the sponsorship of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Carl Kroch Library at Cornell University, the archive is curated by Dr. Tim Murray, Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature and Director for the Society for the Humanities at Cornell. The mission is to digitize the collection and provide multiple levels of access to the works and study materials for people internationally.

With the assistance of Blackhammer Productions, we have redesigned the ETC website, so if you haven’t visited in awhile, please take a look. The Video History Project site is now more dynamic and content-rich. Begun in 1994 the Video History Project provides information about the formative development of media art and community television. The Video History site functions as a both a dynamic and interactive on-going research collection and dissemination vehicle for media professionals, educators, and media programmers as well as the general public.
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Finishing Funds 2007

Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:31


FINISHING FUNDS provides media and new media artists with grants up to $2,500 to help with the completion of diverse and innovative moving-image and sonic art projects, and works for the Web and new technologies. Eligible forms include film and video as single or multiple channel presentation, computer based moving-imagery and sound works, installations and performances, interactive works and works for new technologies, DVD, multimedia and the Web. We also support new media, and interactive performance. Work must be surprising, creative and approach the various media as art forms; all genres are eligible, including experimental, narrative and documentary art works. Individual artists can apply directly to the program and do not need a sponsoring organization. Applicants must be residents of New York State; undergraduate students are not eligible. The application requires a project description, resume and support materials, including a sample of the proposed project. Selection is made by a peer review panel. About $25,000 is awarded each year. Announcement is made in early June.

The program is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, and by mediaThe foundation.

Postmark Deadline: March 15, 2007

Guidelines and applications are available on the web at in the ETC News Section and the Grants area or by mail or email.


ETC Residency Deadline - Dec. 15, 2006

Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:03

The Experimental Television Center announces the next deadline for the Artists in Residency Program, December 15th, 2006, for residencies between February and June 30, 2007.

The Residency supports contemporary electronic media art projects. The studio workshop environment offers access to an image processing system, intensive individualized instruction and time for exploration and personal creative growth. Artists have an opportunity to study the processes and techniques of analog and digital imaging and to then use the system independently in the creation of new works. Participating artists have complete aesthetic and technical control over all aspects of the making process.

The image processing system is a hybrid tool set which facilitates interactive relationships between older historically important analog instruments such as colorizers and keyers, and new digital technologies using a G5, several G4s, a customized Doepfer A-100 system with sonic and control modules, software including Max/MSP, Jitter and Pluggo, as well as DVD authoring and editing software, DVD Studio Pro and Flash. Recording is mini-DV/DV and DVD. Svhs and 3/4" decks are also available. This rich electronic environment encourages artists to explore boundaries and intersections within narrative, documentary and social issue traditions as well as more experimental forms.

A complete list is available by email and on the web in the News section.

The postmark deadline is December 15th. You are encouraged to email the written materials.

To apply please send the following:
1. A brief project description
2. A current resume
3. A prioritized set of dates between February 1 and June 30, 2007.
4. A sample of completed work with SASE if you wish it returned.

For more information please contact us.

The Center's programs are supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts, Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, the Media Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, mediaThe foundation, NYS Challenge Grant Program, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Media Action Grant Program of Media Alliance, and by corporate support from Dave Jones Design and Black Hammer Productions and by the contributions of many individual artists.


Rhizome Curator Marisa Olson in Owego

Mon May 22, 2006 00:00 - Fri May 19, 2006

The Experimental Television Center and the International Summer Workshop program of the Institute for Electronic Art at the NYSCC, Alfred University will host a presentation on new media and internet art by Marisa Olson, a San Francisco-based artist, critic, and curator.

The event will take place on Thursday June 8, 2006 at 7 pm at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine Street in Owego. The event is free and open to the public.

This is a wonderful chance to get a personal introduction to the exciting new world of Web art and the artists who create it. You'll participate in a guided tour of Web-based art from Rhizome and around the world.

Marisa Olson is an Editor at, an online platform for the global new media art community. Rhizome programs support the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways. Rhizome is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Marisa will provide an introduction to new media art and art on the Web. Marisa will also show work live on the Web, using the state-of-the-art projection facilities at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, which have been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation.

Marisa is in Owego as a guest participant in the International Summer Workshop held at the studio of the Experimental TV Center. Since 1996, ETC and the Institute for Electronic Arts have sponsored the International Summer Workshop, a two-week accredited course of intensive media arts-making and study. Artist and educator Pamela Hawkins established the program in 1996 and serves as faculty along with Hank Rudolph, Arts Coordinator at ETC.

Marisa has most recently performed or exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Berkeley Art Museum and the international Futuresonic, Electrofringe, Machinista, and VIPER festivals. While Wired has called her both funny *and* humorous, the New York Times has called her "anything but stupid."
Marisa's essays on contemporary art and visual culture have appeared in Wired, Afterimage, and many other publications.

She has also written on new media for the Walker Art Center, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Eyebeam, the Getty Information Institute, and the numerous foundations. Before working for Rhizome, Marisa held the positions of Associate Director at SF Camerawork and Curator at Zero:One. She has also curated exhibitions and special programs at the J. Paul Getty Museum; FILE in Brazil; the American Film Institute; the Gifu Museum in Japan: the Uffizi Gallery, Italy; and SFMOMA, where she served, for four years, on the media arts advisory committee, as program chair and founding editor of the zine, 'SMAC!'

Marisa has been a visiting scholar or artist in residence at the University of London, the Smithsonian Institute, Northwestern University, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She holds MA's in the History of Consciousness, from UCSC, and Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, where she is currently completing her PhD in Rhetoric/Film & Digital Media.

This exhibition is made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Presentation Funds Program of the Experimental TV Center.

We hope you can join us.

The Experimental Television Center was founded in 1971, and provides support and services to the international media arts community.

The Center's programs are supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts; Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology; the Media Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts; mediaThe foundation; The National Television and Video Preservation Foundation; NYS Challenge Grant Program; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the New York Foundation for the Arts; the Media Action Grant Program of Media Alliance; the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University; Everson Museum of Art; IMAP; BAVC; VidiPax; and by corporate support from Dave Jones Design and Black Hammer Productions and by the contributions of many individual artists.

Contact: Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director, Experimental TV Center
607 687.4341


Summer Workshop at ETC - May 31 - June 11, 2006

Mon Mar 27, 2006 00:00

The Experimental Television Center International Summer Workshop 2006
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International Summer Workshop at ETC

Wed May 31, 2006 00:00

The Experimental Television Center International Summer Workshop 2006

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