Returning to Upper Mongolia (Tribute to Bill Etra)

2017, 6:25 min, color, sound

Film by Joan Bofill
Music Interpreted by Barbara Held
Musical adaptation by Barbara Held and Sofie Voight Simonson

Bill Etra’s work changed the face of video forever and on October 7th, Anton Marini, Benton C Bainbridge, and Tom Zafian, along with guests both near and far will commemorate Etra through a 12-hour visual performance. Credited with helping to make video an art form through the invention of the Rutt-Etra synthesizer, Etra made seminal works alongside pioneers like Nam Jun Paik.

Participants: Alex Dogrush, Barbara Held, Benton C Bainbridge, Brian Murphy, Casey REAS, Chora Malik, Chris King / Video Circuits, Daniel “dvdan” Summer, Dave Jones, David Linton, Dean Winkler, Debora and Jason Bernagozzi, Eric Barry Drasin / Diggers, Gastón Luciani, Gilbert Waltl, Guillermo Tellechea, Ignacio Maderna y Javier Casadidio aka YOPERRO, Joan Bofill Amargós, Jonas Bers, Just Misfit & District Dodger, Kate Parsons, Estevan Carlos Benson, and Eras, Katherine Liberovskaya & Keiko Uenishi, Kevin Kripper / Vsynth, Kit Fitzgerald, Kjell Bjørgeengen and Rick Reed, Laurie Spiegel, Louise Ledeen, Lucas DM, Lucas Gutierrez, Mariela Bond, Martin Back, Martin Borini, Matthew Schlanger, Milena Pafundi, Minou Maguna,
Nestor Braslavsky, Raven Kwok, Rebecca Uliasz,, Stefan Voglsinger, Stefanie Zingl, Steve Nalepa, Tom Ditto, Tom Zafian, Ursula Scherrer, Vibeke Sorensen, V Owen Bush / Glowing Pictures, Wili Peloche, 99 Hooker, Masha Godovannaya

Networked Locations: New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Vienna, Buffalo, London, Fort Collins, Seoul, Doha, Caba, Gran Buenos Aires, Chaco, La Plata, Mendoza, Cordoba, Rosario, Binghamton, Ancram, Owego

Additionally, there will be an AV jam organized by in the spirit of Bill Etra who participated in many SHARE sessions.

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.


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