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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Media Residencies 2003

Fri Nov 15, 2002 00:00

The Experimental Television Center announces the next deadline for the Artists in Residency Program, December 15th.

The Residency supports projects which approach video as a contemporary electronic art. 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 the medium. Participating artists have complete aesthetic and technical control over all aspects of the making process.

The postmark deadline (emailed requests are acceptable) is December 15th for residencies between February and June 2003.

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, 2003.
4. A sample of completed work with SASE if you wish it returned.

For more information please visit or contact us at 607 687-4341.