Sarah Groff-Palermo 

October 7-11, 2019 was a spirited Electronic Media & Film residency week with Sarah Groff-Palermo. Sarah worked with her live-code and code-based, vector videos, bringing these into our real-time video systems. Much of the work done during her residency was done on the Expanded Media, Fairlight CVI. The CVI is a legacy, digital video processor and can be seen as hybrid analog/digital. Sarah also worked with another legacy digital video-processor, the Jones FB1 frame buffer, as well as our contemporary Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E video mixer. A number of mixer recordings made significant use of video wipes. Sarah traveled to the IEA with Wes Hennigh who documented Sarah’s residency and consulted with her on hardware systems. Sarah and Wes researched the Fairlight CVI which has been a real benefit for expanding program knowledge. Also Sarah generously made time for a studio visit with Expanded Media’s Barbara Lattanzi as well as shared recommendations for live code software. Lastly, Sarah installed and with the assistance of Wes documented a number of works in progress in the expanded media immersive gallery.

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo is an artist, programmer, and erstwhile data designer. Her work centers around methods to make computers and data more humane — more accessible, more flexible, more contextual. She has created data-obscured art sites, new computer languages, and hybrid nostalgia machines. Her current focus is livecode and digital abstraction. Sarah is an alumna of the School for Poetic Computation, Recurse Center, Brown University, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She has taken part in group shows at Sonar+D, Westbeth, Day for Night, and Flux Factory.


Sarah Groff-Palermo with WIP installation in Immersive Gallery


Sarah Groff-Palermo with WIP installation in Immersive Gallery


Sarah Groff-Palermo in the IEA studio


Sarah Groff-Palermo WIP installation in Immersive Gallery


Sarah Groff-Palermo WIP installation in Immersive Gallery


Sarah Groff-Palermo WIP installation, with Wes Hennigh in Immersive Gallery

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Cal Fish

The week of September 30-October 5 we had a change of gears with our EMF AIR Cal Fish. Cal worked on a number of projects simultaneously, including his collaboration, with Kyle Marshall Choreography + Company who were also at Alfred for The Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program. Cal further developed live electronics that trigger sounds that are controlled by body motion, for this and other developing projects.

In the IEA studio Cal did numerous recordings that featured live-performance for camera, as well as a catalog of recordings he had brought with him. In these recordings Fish used the ATEM video mixer, mixer effects and other real-time video processing software. Cal left with the IEA archive an impressive fifty-six titled recordings. For his final project of the week, Cal installed his interactive sound installation, Pre York River Sounds (Iteration 2) in the lobby of Harder Hall. The Alfred community physically engaged the piece by carrying buckets with speakers in them activating the electronics, sculpture-space and catalog of interviews and recordings embedded in the installation.


Cal Fish in the IEA studio developing live electronics for sound/movement performance


Cal Fish in the IEA studio developing live electronics for sound/movement performance


Cal Fish in the IEA studio testing live electronics for sound/movement performance


Cal Fish installing “Pre York River Sounds (Iteration 2)” in Harder Hall


Cal Fish installing “Pre York River Sounds (Iteration 2)” in Harder Hall


Cal Fish installing “Pre York River Sounds (Iteration 2)” in Harder Hall

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Robert B. Lisek

For his residency week, September 23-27, 2019 Robert B. Lisek brought with him some of his own equipment, including a PAL video mixer and other custom electronics. Robert spent time in the Expanded Media Analog Studio, with its Alfred custom and rare video image-processors. Lisek ran generative AI content through this system and explored the programmatic potential in these older more open design architectures, especially the Alfred Sandin IP. Robert generously held a seminar on AI and his artwork more broadly for Expanded Media Faculty and students. This event activated those who attended, with possibilities of decision / game AI approaches and their accessibility for artists, as opposed to big data AI. Robert again reached out to the Alfred Community with a Friday night Multi-media Performance, SUPRASYMMETRY in the Harder Hall lobby. Robert was joined by EIA MFA alumnus, Mykola Haleta who opened the memorable evening performance.

Robert B. Lisek is an artist, mathematician and composer who focuses on systems, networks and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in a number of projects focused on media art, creative storytelling and interactive art. Drawing upon post‐conceptual art, software art and meta‐media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochastic, concret music, musica futurista and noise. Lisek is also a scientist who conducts research in the area of foundations of science (mathematics and computer science). His research interests are category theory and high‐order algebra in relation to artificial general intelligence. Lisek is a founder of Fundamental Research Lab and ACCESS Art Symposium. He is the author of 300 exhibitions and presentations, among others: SIBYL ‐ ZKM Karlsruhe; SIBYL II ‐ IRCAM Center Pompidou; QUANTUM ENIGMA ‐ Harvestworks Center New York and STEIM Amsterdam; TERROR ENGINES ‐ WORM Center Rotterdam, Secure Insecurity ‐ ISEA Istanbul; DEMONS ‐ Venice Biennale (accompanying events); Manifesto vs. Manifesto ‐ Ujazdowski Castel of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; NEST ‐ ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float ‐ Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI ‐ Siggraph, Los Angeles.


Robert B. Lisek research presentation in the Expanded Media, Advanced Video Studio


Robert B. Lisek research presentation in the Expanded Media, Advanced Video Studio


Robert B. Lisek research presentation in the Expanded Media, Advanced Video Studio


IEA Co-director Peer Bode (left) introduces the performance, SUPRASYMMETRY, with Mykola Haleta (center) & Robert B. Lisek (right)


Robert B. Lisek performance, SUPRASYMMETRY in the Harder Hall lobby


Robert B. Lisek performance, SUPRASYMMETRY in the Harder Hall lobby

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Joseph Moore

Dung the week of September 16-20, 2019, the IEA changed gears from Electronic Media and Film to the print-shop for a great residency week with Visual Arts AIR, Joseph Moore.

Joseph’s first project was a series of web-cam stills that were turned into bitmap images, these bitmaps were then cut in to maple plywood blocks. In the print shop with IEA Research Admin., Rebekkah Palov rolling ink, and Joseph Moore on the Stienmesse and Stolberg Flatbed Offset Press, a small edition of two sided digital wood block prints were produced from the web-cam images. The prints are planned to be configured into book format. Moore’s other project was a series of three Photopolymer Gravure Prints. Under the expert direction of IEA Co-director Joseph Scheer, negatives were made with the Agfa imagesetter, and developed by IEA research specialist Aodi Liang. In the print shop, printing the plates was a team effort with Aodi Lang setting registration for the paper and plates, IEA Co-director Joseph Scheer took on most of the inking while Joseph Moore ran the press.

Joseph Moore is an artist whose conceptually based practice utilizes a variety of techniques and media, from photography to network-based art. His recent work investigates the place of the non-human within the context of photographic history as well as labor, temporality, and surveillance. He has exhibited in venues such as Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; WORM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY; Arebyte, London, England; and in collections such as The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell. He received his B.F.A. from The Atlanta College of Art and his M.F.A. from Bennington College.


Joseph Moore laser etched woodblock prints


Joseph Moore with IEA Co-director Joseph Scheer


Joseph Moore with IEA Research Specialist, Aodi Liang registering plates & paper


Joseph Moore inking Photopolymer Gravure Plate


Joseph Moore with Agfa imagesetter film for Photopolymer Gravure print


Joseph Moore with IEA Co-director Joseph Scheer

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Chen Wang

The week of September 9 to 13, 2019, Chen Wang was our Electronic Media & Film AIR. During her residency Chen researched possible new production approaches for her work in video and sound. Chen worked with real-time processing including alpha transparency techniques which require less processing that Chroma Key. She also worked with VR modeling and texturing and tried out VR texture mapping with new Expanded Media Faculty, Eric Souther. In the IEA studio Chen worked with audio and edited a WIP version of her video The Sin Park. which was exhibited on the TSI / Harland Snodgrass Media Gallery. Lastly Wang tested some of her videos in the Immersive Gallery experiencing movement and intensity of her projects when projected at full-room scale.

Chen Wang (b.1991, China) is a multimedia artist who currently lives and works in NYC. She received her MFA in Photography from RIT in 2018 and BFA in Painting from VCU in 2014. Her work has been exhibited/screened internationally including China, UK, US, Sweden, Venezuela and Greece. Chen has been a participant of Shell House Arts, Catskills, NY; The Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; chaNorth residency, Pine Plains, NY; Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT; NYFA Immigrant Mentoring Program, Brooklyn, NY.


Chen Wang with her videos in Immersive Gallery


Chen Wang with her videos in Immersive Gallery


Chen Wang with her videos in Immersive Gallery


Chen Wang in Expanded Media Studio testing texturing in VR


Chen Wang in Expanded Media Studio with VR


Chen Wang in Expanded Media Studio with Expanded Media Faculty, Eric Souther

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Britt Moseley

During the week of September 2 to 6, 2019 Britt Moseley was our Electronic Media Film AIR. Britt worked largely with camera recording directly to hard disc. He recorded performances of visual foley landscapes. The IEA is within NYSCC College of Ceramics and thanks to the Division of Ceramics, Britt had access to a mix of clay slip. The mixer was low on battery so Britt had a custom batch Alfred “lumpy” slip to use as material to build his diorama landscapes. He then used custom build electronics to perform atmospheric puppetry, simulating sunrises, sunsets and moon lit landscapes and transforming seascapes. Britt also made a series Mandala type image processing video recordings in the IEA studio. A final project was a live camera installation / performance for the Immersive Gallery, three full-wall projection system.

Britt Moseley is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in performance and sculpture. Originally from Colorado, he went east to receive a BFA from Pratt Institute and show his performances and sculpture at the St. Ann’s Warehouse (NY), Hammer Museum (CA), LaMama ETC.(NY), Three Four Three Four (solo exhibition)(NY), Phipps Conservatory (PA), Silas Marder Gallery (NY), the Long Island Nature Conservancy (NY), Pratt Institute (NY), Jane Hartsook Gallery(NY), Dekalb Gallery(NY), among others. He co-creates an improvised music and comedy podcast Poppa Squash with Sean Petell.


Britt Moseley two-channel video WIP in the TSI Snodgrass Gallery


Britt Moseley preparing a shot in the IEA


Britt Moseley live camera installation / performance for the Immersive Gallery


Britt Moseley live camera installation / performance for the Immersive Gallery


Britt Moseley live camera installation / performance for the Immersive Gallery


Britt Moseley preparing a shot in the IEA

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Ziyang Wu

August 26-30, the IEA hosted Ziyang Wu for a NYSCA Electronic Media & Film residency. Ziyang’s week was marked by new research and shared research. Ziyang generously requested to present his research in a public presentation in Holmes Auditorium. The presentation was at the start of the academic year and was an inspiring academic kick-off for the Alfred Community. Ziyang shared his project and process including the moving image and screen-3D collage aspect of his practice, web-based recommendation algorithms, and chatbot AI used for the construction of narratives, all of which he uses in in arriving at his finished artworks.

In the IEA studio and Expanded Media studios, Ziyang had a productive time learning about real-time video-mixer and software processing, VR 3D sculpting and visual programming environments that support realtime video and VR processing. Finally, up in the Expanded Media Immersive Gallery, Ziyang did a documentation installation of a three-channel WIP featuring residency-remixed content from his projects.

Ziyang Wu has shown his work internationally in China, USA, and Europe including the solo exhibition at CO2 Gallery in Florence, the twoperson exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York, and group exhibitions at the Medici Palace and the Milan Design Week in Italy, the Today Art Museum and the Times Art Museum in Beijing, the Powerlong Museum in Shanghai, the Walker Art Center and the Rochester Art Center in Minnesota, the Academy Art Museum in Maryland, The Hole Gallery and Microscope Gallery in New York.

Originally from Jiangsu, China, Ziyang Wu received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and his BFA from Florence Academy of Fine Arts. He currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in the Fine Arts Department.


Ziyang Wu in the IEA Time Based Media Studio


Ziyang Wu in the IEA Time Based Media Studio


Ziyang Wu Presentation in Holmes Auditorium


Ziyang Wu Presentation in Holmes Auditorium


Ziyang Wu documentation installation of WIP three-channel video in the Expanded Media Immersive Gallery


Ziyang Wu documentation installation of WIP three-channel video in the Expanded Media Immersive Gallery

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LoVid

August 19-23 was an action-pack, productive, Visual Arts residency week with the celebrated NYC artist team – LoVid, Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid’s 2019 resiliency marks the third time that LoVid has joined us at the IEA, previous residencies were in 2010 & 2006.

During their residency week Kyle Lapidus spent studio time generating new video recordings with both with the LoVid Synth and the Expanded Media Sandin IP. From this new content Tali Hinkis edited and collaged new images for prints. The prints were made on a number of different print-media including, large format dye sublimation prints on satin fabric, digital prints on IEA Xuan bamboo paper and digital prints on both matte paper and watercolor cotton rag. As well, LoVid printed on canvas and photo-Tex sticker paper! Another project for LoVid during their residency was a producing small a print edition of two-color silkscreen on digital prints. Thanks to Myles Calvert for working with Tali & Kyle on the silkscreen prints. Lastly Tali composited a selection of video footage that Kyle had recorded during the residency for a seven-channel video presentation on the TSI/Harland Snodgrass Gallery.

LoVid is Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid’s work includes immersive multimedia performance and installations, textile works, participatory projects, videos. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid’s projects have been presented at Real Art Ways (CT), Moving Image Art Fair (NY), Daejeon Museum (Korea), Everson Museum (NY), Smack Mellon (NY), CAM Raleigh (NC), Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Neuberger Museum (NY), The New Museum (NY), and ICA (London), among many others. LoVid has performed and presented works at: Issue Project Room (NY), Museum of Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), MoMA (NY), PS1 (NY), River to River Festival (NY), The Kitchen (NY), and FACT (Liverpool) among many others. LoVid’s projects have received support, awards, grants, and residencies from organizations including: NY Hall of Science, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, NYFA,LMCC, NYSCA, and Greenwall Foundation.


LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) silkscreens on digital prints


LoVid inspecting large format Dye-sublimation print on satin fabric


LoVid with large format Dye-sublimation print on satin fabric


LoVid Synthesizer in Expanded Media McGee studios


Tali Hinkis with digital prints


Kyle Lapidus and LoVid Synthesizer

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Double Real

Double Real  On View Friday, August 9–Sunday, November 24, 2019
Burchfield Penney Art Center – In The Front Yard Gallery

Work by Artists:

Peer Bode • Andrew Deutsch • Monica Duncan + Monica Duncan + Senem Pirler • Katherine Liberovskaya + Diane Ludin • Brian Murphy • Allen Riley • Rebekkah Palov • Eiko Otake • Linda Ryan • Anna Scime • Samantha Sloan • Eric Souther • Miatta Kawinzi

The exhibition features recent work from artists in residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA). The IEA media and film residency is about a space. A time-space that is open in rural western New York, without much to distract and a studio that features great technical complexity and potential. The studio is unruly and open, not easily presenting order, sometimes there is a sense of getting lost while trying to find your way. It’s an impure material system with technologies that span forty years, all together, not clearly yielding but inviting you to enter; to make a clearing, to make new thinking of the other and a new way of making the other exist. The work produced like the artists time in the studio is a restorative experience, a double real, changing time into perception – making time visible, creating a feeling of time that is something other than lived experience.


“Double Real” opening Burchfield Penney Art Center In The Front Yard Gallery


IEA Co-director Peer Bode and Donald J Metz, Associate Director, Public Programs BPAC


Video by Anna Scime “Dear Deer” at BPAC in The Front Yard Gallery


“Double Real” opening Burchfield Penney Art Center In The Front Yard Gallery


Video by Eiko Otake “A Body with Landscapes”, at BPAC in The Front Yard Gallery


Artists in the “Double Real” program attending the opening (left to right) Allen Riley, Brian Murphy, Anna Scime, Rebekkah Palov (artist/curator), Eric Souther & Peer Bode

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Marco Scozzaro

The IEA was happy to share part of our summer with Marco Scozzaro during his July 15-19 Electronic Media and Film Residency. Marco recorded HD performance footage with our Canon XF705 that engaged with what Marco characterized as the Brutalist architecture of Harder Hall. Marco made great recordings with the original Jones Frame Buffer c.1987. The Expanded Media, Jones Frame Buffer is an early digital processor. Marco used hardware only black and white frame buffer. The B&W frame buffer combines the statement tonal range of black and white camera signals with limited resolution of this early digital processing. Lastly Marco quickly mastered a number of the capabilities of another Expanded Media mid 1980’s video processor, the Fairlight CVI. The three different contents, HD camera footage, B&W digital processed video and early color digital processed footage were then assembled for a WIP three-channel video that Marco tested out on the Expanded Media, Immersive Gallery. Besides this project Marco also recorded a performance for multi-camera (five), multiple image processors (Jones MVIP + Fairlight CVI), multiple performers (4-5) and live mix (Marco Scorozzo). The performers included Vivian Wang, Niki Tulk, Samantha Sloan, Rebekah Palov and Marco. The performance resulted in over 70 minutes of footage, the mixer recordings were displayed across the six screens one the TSI/Snodgrass media Gallery, and was much enjoyed during its summer run on the TSI/ Snodgrass.

Marco Scozzaro is a NYC-based interdisciplinary artist, working in photography, video, music, and installation. He studied psychology at the University of Parma, Italy, and photography at SVA, NY. He has had solo shows at Baxter St, NY, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy, Galerie Villa des Tourelles, Paris, and group shows at Aperture Foundation, NY, Lishui Art Museum, China, Unseen Amsterdam, and Mala Stanica National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje. He is the recipient of a Workspace Residency from the Camera Club of New York, a PhotoGlobal residency, a BRIC Media Art Fellowship, and an AIM fellowship from the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY.


Marco Scozzaro with three-channel WIP in the Expanded Media Immersive Gallery


Marco Scozzaro live mix, in the IEA studio with controllers for the ATEM Video Mixer, Jones MVIP and Fairlight CVI


Marco Scozzaro directing performers, (left to right) Vivian Wang, Niki Tulk and Samantha Sloan


Marco Scozzaro with the Expanded Media Sandin IP


Marco Scozzaro in the IEA studio with Fairlight CVI controller


Marco Scozzaro with three-channel WIP in the Expanded Media Immersive Gallery

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