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Signal to Code
Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University

Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY

rmc.library.cornell.edu
goldsen.library.cornell.edu
www.museum.cornell.edu

Above: Paul Vanouse, Ocular Revision.
Above: Paul Vanouse, Ocular Revision.

Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY

rmc.library.cornell.edu
goldsen.library.cornell.edu
www.museum.cornell.edu

March 17–October 14, 2016
Signal to Code: 50 Years of Media Art in the Rose Goldsen Archive of Media Art
Kroch Library, Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Cornell University
Online catalogue

September 9–December 18, 2016
Signal to Code: Video Art from the Rose Goldsen Archive
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Signal to Code explores 50 years of electronic and digital artwork and ephemera held in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art. The free online catalogue features posters, pamphlets and other ephemera documenting the work of international media artists, along with the granting agencies and cultural centers that have supported this work, across multiple artistic boundaries and geopolitical zones. Signal to Code places a special emphasis on the influential histories of media art in Ithaca and New York regions, along with the Goldsen Archive’s extensive international partnerships in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Featured artists range from Nam June Paik, Ralph Hocking, Charlotte Moorman, Sherry Miller Hocking, Joan Jonas, Bill Viola, and Peer Bode to Xu Bing, Muntadas, Yao Jui-Chung, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Norie Neumark, Renate Ferro, Paul Vanouse, and Stelarc.

The satellite exhibition in the Johnson Museum of Art features eleven tapes of video art created from 1971–2011 in the pioneering facilities of the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in Binghamton and Owego, New York. Exhibited artists are Ralph Hocking, David Blair, Andrew Deutsch, Barbara Hammer & Paula Levine, Gary Hill, Sara Hornbacher, Philip Mallory Jones, Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe, Nneg-M (Brian Moran, Nancy Meli Walker, Benton C. Banbridge and Molly Kittle), Lynne Sachs, and Ann-Sargent Wooster.

About The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Founded in 2002 by its curator, Timothy Murray, The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art is part of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in the Cornell Library. Having developed a unique model of collaborative curation and online outreach, the curator has worked closely with global artists and international centers and funders of media art to position the Goldsen Archive as one of the world’s leading repositories of individual media and digital art artist portfolios and large institutional collections. Holdings include the collections of the Experimental Television Center, New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA), Wen Pulin Archive of Avant-Garde Chinese Art (Beijing), offline net.art archives of Turbulence.org, Computerfinearts.org and CTHEORY Multimedia.net, Contact Zones: The Art of CD-Rom, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships in New Media Art, Taishin Arts Prize (Taipei), Jin & Kai, Ltd. (Beijing), and Anarchive (Paris). Preserving more than 4,000 artworks, 10,000 digital images, and 20 major archival collections, the Goldsen Archive has become an international innovator in the preservation of endangered media formats, from video to CD-ROM to internet art, partnering on preservation grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Council for the Arts. The online catalogue of Signal to Code provides an overview of the holdings of the archive, open to the public for consultation in the Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

 

For further information about the Signal to Code exhibition or the Goldsen Archive, please contact Timothy Murray: [email protected].

November 9, 2016