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

BIO
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.

http://www.experimentaltvcenter.org
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OPPORTUNITY

International Summer Residency


Deadline:
Thu Apr 07, 2005 00:00

The Experimental Television Center International Summer Workshop 2005
May 25 - June 5, 2005

The Experimental Television Center International Summer Workshop 2005 is a collaborative video and sonic arts opportunity, sponsored by the Center and the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA).

The new ISW website http://www.etcisw.com has all the information you need to register, plus a look at past Workshops complete with video clips and photos.

Activities are balanced between the making and study of the electronic moving image. Lectures on technical aspects of equipment operation are supplemented with lab times for independent and collaborative art-making. There are study resources including a custom-designed book, which includes both technical and arts-related texts, as well as access to the Center’s unique collection of video and new media works dating from the early 1970s to the present. Other activities include screenings and critiques of participants’ works, collaborative art practices, as well as visiting artists’ lecturers. Participants working in all genres will be encouraged to experiment and expand the boundaries of the many different approaches to video as a contemporary electronic arts medium.

Undergraduate and graduate credit is available through the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. You don’t need to be an enrolled student to participate.

Deadline for Registration: April 25, 2005

Instructors: Pamela Hawkins, Aaron Miller, Hank Rudolph, Matt Underwood, Annie Langan, Monica Duncan.


OPPORTUNITY

Finishing Funds 2005


Deadline:
Thu Jan 27, 2005 09:12

The EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISION CENTER is pleased to announce FINISHING FUNDS 2005
FINISHING FUNDS provides individual artists with grants up to $2,000 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 media as single or multiple channel presentations, computer based moving-imagery and sound works, installations and performances, interactive works and works for new technologies, CD ROM, 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; 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 $20,000 is awarded each year. Announcement is made in late May.
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, 2005
Guidelines and applications are available on the web at www.experimentaltvcenter.org or by mail or email.


DISCUSSION

Finishing Funds Recipients 2003


The Experimental Television Center is please to announce that Finishing Funds 2003 will support 20 electronic media, sonic art and film projects, encompassing web projects, performances, site-specific installations and interactive works. For 14 years, the program has provided over $185,000 to New York State artists, to assist with the completion of diverse and innovative projects, and works for the Internet and new media.
Five different counties throughout the State are represented; 20\% of recipients live in the Upstate region. This year a recent graduate of Binghamton University's Cinema Department, and a film professor from Ithaca College were among the recipients.
Finishing Funds is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
With an award in 2003 from mediaThe foundation, Finishing Funds is supporting 5 special awards for New Media and Intermedia Performance; the awards went to G.H. Hovagimyan, Diane Ludin, Prema Murthy, Marina Rosenfeld, and the collaborative team of Brooke Singer and Beatriz da Costa.
This year's awards recognize work which is very diverse, encompassing web projects, performances, site-specific installations and interactive DVD works, and includes experimental documentary and narrative, hand-processed films and the sonic arts.
The works address such issues as the assimilation of Asian Americans in contemporary culture, the growth of the suburbs after World War II, the interactive house of the future, dolls, information-overload in the 21st century, technology as surveillance and, in a film cycle, the history of the Byrd family of Westover, Virginia.
The works in progress have received recognition and support from other organizations including the Individual Artists Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Eyebeam Atelier, Franklin Furnace, Thundergulch, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Swiss Institute, the Wesley New Media Center of Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvestworks, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Visual Studies Workshop.
This year's peer review panel was composed of independent new media artist and educator Torsten Burns and Buffalo-based filmmaker and media activist Stephanie Gray.
Torsten Burns has a graduate degree from San Francisco Art Institute. Often combining fiction and performance, Burns' work has been widely exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the European Media Arts Festival and on the Web. His work is distributed by Video DataBank, Chicago, and the Lux Center in London, and on the web by Electronic Arts Intermix.
Stephanie Gray is a film and media maker working at the Buffalo Media Resources Center. Her recent work explores hearing loss, and has been screened at CEPA Gallery, Hallwalls, the Mix Festival, Frameline Festival, and the Thaw Video Festival. Her work is distributed by Frameline.
The deadline for the program each year is March 15th. Applications are available from the Center in January.
A complete list of recipients is attached.
The Experimental Television Center was founded in 1971 by Binghamton University's Cinema Department Emeritus Professor Ralph Hocking to support the creative uses of new technologies. Programs include a residency program, grants programs for individuals and non-profit organizations, sponsorship of creative work, and the development of the Video History Project on the web. The Center=s programs are supported by the contributions of artists, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, by mediaThe foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Media Alliance. Corporate assistance provided by Dave Jones Design and Black Hammer Productions

Peter BiancoGames for Two
a hand-processed 16mm film.

Roddy BogawaI was born, but...
a 16mm film which begins with the death of Joey Ramone and punk music, and becomes a reflection on my life as an artist, and the issue of assimilation of Asian Americans as well as how culture is constituted.

Abigail Child Cake and Steak
an hour length series of 16mm films and digital projections that focus on post WW II North American suburbs, critically seen through the lens of colonialism, gender and immigration.

Carrie Dashow10 Cameras, 60 minutes
10 channel video installation, part of a series of video/performance pieces, each involving different numbers of individuals who act as moving cameras, negotiating specific spaces at pre-assigned timecodes, recording the paths they are moving through, the intersections they pass, and the process of finding each other again through a variety of signaling devices.

Tirtza EvenPainted Devil
an experimental video documentary and interactive installation, investigating women's roles in contemporary Turkish society. In collaboration with Brian Karl.

Jennifer FieberSplit Film
an experimental 16mm film created without a camera, reprinted using a closet, flashlight, and photo chemicals; a boy with a lantern leads you through the looking glass

OPPORTUNITY

Residencies Fall 2003


Deadline:
Mon Jun 09, 2003 14:12

The Experimental Television Center announces the next deadline for the Artists in Residency Program, July 15th, for residencies between September 3rd, 2003 and January 31, 2004.

The Residency supports contemporary electronic media art projects. Through individualized instruction, we provide artists 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. The Center provides a retreat-like environment where artists working in all genres are encouraged to explore concepts of digital and analog imaging and to experiment and expand the formal boundaries of moving-image media. Participating artists have complete aesthetic and technical control over all aspects of the making process.

The image processing system is a hybrid tool set, permitting the artist to create interactive relationships between older historically important analog instruments and new digital technologies. The system offers a unique experience because it is an integration of historically significant artists'-designed analog modules such as colorizers and image processors, as well as commercially available tools, and integrates both analog and computer-based components.

In 2003 with a grant from mediaThe foundation, we are able to significantly advance the digital components of the imaging system, incorporating a second Power Mac G4, along with DVD Studio Pro, Flash and other software; a customized Doepfer A-100 system with sonic and control modules; and innovative new interactive software, including Max and Jitter from Cycling 74.

The postmark deadline (emailed requests are acceptable) is July 15th

To apply please send the following:
1. A brief project description
2. A current resume
3. A prioritized set of dates between September 3, 2003 and January 31, 2004.
4. A sample of completed work with SASE if you wish it returned.

For more information please visit www.experimentaltvcenter.org or contact us etc@experimentaltvcenter.org or 607 687-4341.

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


OPPORTUNITY

Finishing Funds awards to Individual Media Makers


Deadline:
Wed Jan 08, 2003 01:00

The EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISION CENTER is pleased to announce FINISHING FUNDS 2003.
Finishing Funds provides support to New York State artists for the completion of works of moving-image and sonic art - audio, film, video and computer-based media. Eligible forms include audio, film and video as single or multiple channel presentations, computer-based moving-image and sound works, installations and performances, and works for new technologies, multimedia and the Web. The awards range from $500 to $2000. New this year, we will also award 3 grants of up to $2000 each in the area of performance-based mixed media or new media works, with support from mediaThe foundation inc. The panel looks for inventive work that takes risks. All genres are eligible, including experimental, narrative, documentary and interactive performance 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. Full time enrolled students are ineligible.
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 $15,000 is awarded each year. 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 inc.
Guidelines and applications are available on the web at www.experimentaltvcenter.org or by mail after January 31, 2003. Deadline is March 15, 2003. Contact us with questions or to be placed on a mailing list.

Sherry Miller Hocking, Program Director

Experimental Television Center
109 Lower Fairfield Rd.
Newark Valley, NY 13811
phone/fax (607) 687-4341

etc@ experimentaltvcenter.org www.experimentaltvcenter.org