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Reception: Friday, February 21, 4 to 6 pm
Lecture: Hiraki Sawa, Thursday, March 20, 5:30PM in Music Recital Hall
An introduction to the history of video art and its contemporary tendencies, this exhibition includes works by internationally acclaimed artists: Mark Amerika, Stephanie Barber, Dara Birnbaum, Dan Graham, David Hall, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Michael Takeo Magruder, Nam Jun Paik, Hiraki Sawa, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt), and Bill Viola. These artists use video to explore a range of concepts, among them: childhood memories and identity, the relationship of words and electronic images, scientific visualizations and the limit of human knowledge, media criticism, and digital formalism. Works date from 1971 to 2011. The exhibition includes twelve single channel videos and two recent mixed media installations - "The Psychedelic Gedankenexperiment" by Hill and "Insurance.AES256," which incorporates a video processed with real-time data by Magruder. Two remixes from Amerika's "Immobilite," the world's first feature-length art film made for, and shot with, a mobile phone will also be on display.