This was recorded in 1986 in Brooklyn, NY. Terry Mohre and I used to drive out to Hank Linhart's house in Greenpoint where the three of us had a weekly video poker night (no cards were played). My video and audio synthesizers were installed in Hank's studio at the time. I don't recall us finishing much other than this piece, which Terry sent to the 1986 Bon Videonale where it won some recognition. I soon moved my studio to a new apartment in Park Slope and our weekly meetings stopped.
YouTube and Vimeo lend themselves to short singular work, which would be perfect for so much of my earlier real-time video segments. I intended to create singular clips for posting some of the many short works that went into my early compilations like Green River Blues, Lonesome Blues, and Video Haiku, see Untitled #20. Looking at this material though, I changed course and cut a compilation of work called Lonesome Blues, originally known as Suicide Blues.
This is the first Recording from an ETC session in September 1982. It appeared on a couple of my compilations of short works at the time: Green River Blues, Lonesome Blues and Video Haiku.
While working for the Experimental Television Center I built the first four Jones Frame Buffers with David. Pictured here is the one I built for myself. The first few buffers where built into the same card racks that were ubiquitous at the ETC at that time, later David rewired most of the buffers into newer larger boxes. This one might be the only one that stayed in the old rack.
This was created for "Hopper Re-Imaginied" at the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY (on display April 2011). The idea was to make a work which was inspired by a Hopper painting. I drew from Hopper's House by the Railroad.
This was a pretty simple patch. The objective was to have modul8 be a layer in the system in real time. What a great piece of software.