6-7 pm: Open Studios with Meredith Davenport, Jenn Poggi & Josh Meltzer

7-9 pm: Early Video Art from the VSW Archive with live performances by VJ Dr. Hamburger and shonen book (in-person at VSW and online via TWITCH)

  • Still from Electronic Image by Steina and Woody Vasulka
  • The early video collection at VSW includes more than 4,000 videotapes in eight different formats. In 2019, VSW created an in-house digitization lab, and has digitized more than 200 of the earliest tapes in the collection. This event will showcase recently digitized works by experimental video artists Sherry Miller, Vibeke Sorensen, Ralph Hocking, Walter Wright and more. Download the full program here.

  • Dr. Hamburger
  • dr hamburger is one of the creative forces behind The Psychic Garden and has been creating audio/visual weirdo content for over 15 years. Their current set up intertwines cv from a modular synthesizer and feeds it into the visual software VDMX. dr hamburger plays with both audio and video feedback to create an intense meditative journey.

  • shonen book
  • shonen book is a two person team using analog equipment and digital video games to merge the boundaries of screens, sounds, and play. Based in Rochester, NY. Earth signs.

  • The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.