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About the project:


In the fall of 2006 I wrote and received an Artist Crossroads Grant to be completed during the following year. In February 2007 I invited the public to express their feelings about living in the Southern Finger Lakes of New York State by sending me digital audio, video, and photo files to be remixed as a media installation called Aleatoric Video. This Artist Crossroads project consisted of nine videos simultaneously playing on multiple screens as pictured above. The participants agreed that their digital files would be remixed using both traditional and non-traditional video effects. I promised to include one scrolling video of untouched digital files exactly as submitted by the artist. Artists retained all rights to their work.
Pictured above is an installation photo of the nine videos playing on portable dvd screens at the Watkins Glen Public Library.
 
Background

Aleatoric Video evolved from a 2005 collaborative installation titled “Aleatoric Theatre” that was created with artists Tom Oberg and Chris Longwell during the Elmira Open Studio Arts Tour. Similar to Aleatoric Theatre, Aleatoric Video was created by remixing still, audio and video files submitted by the public. Eight videos express varied feelings about living in the Southern Tier. A ninth video is a scrolling catalog of submissions by the public, unaltered by remixing.
 
Aleatoric Video was partially funded through the Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes Artist Crossroads Decentralization Grant.







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Contributing Artists

Amato, Pat
Ithaca, NY

Ambrose, Mavin
Elmira, NY

Blatchford, Jon
Elmira, NY

Bontorno, Nick
Elmira, NY

Clark, Jacquelyn
Waverly, NY

Costello, Kathy
Lowman, NY

Czarnecki, Chapin
Wheeler Hill, NY

Czarnecki, Michael
Wheeler Hill, NY

DeGolyer, Dave
Elmira Heights, NY

DiCiaccio, Antoinette
Montour Falls, NY

Donohue-Smith, Maureen
Elmira, NY

Dougherty, Cindy
Nichols, NY

FLUPA, Conley, Dean & Parker,Rob
Big Flats, NY

Frederick, Kathryn
Watkins Glen, NY

Fujii, Ayako
Elmira, NY

Grow, Tisha
Pine Valley, NY

Higgins, David
Corning, NY

Kather, Aaron
Elmira Heights, NY
Lamontagne, Janeen
Waverly, NY

Longwell, Chris & Janet
Elmira, NY

Marsh, Ty & Gabriela
Elmira, NY


Meyer, Harriett
Corning, NY

Mosher, Terry-Lynn
Barton, NY




Nov. 20 - Dec. 2, 2007

The final screening for Aleatoric Video was at the Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes at 32 West Market Street, Corning, NY. Once installed, the videos played both day and evening, transforming the installation into a light sculpture that could be seen from the sidewalk or across the street. This incarnation of the project was silent unless people walked inside during hours of operation for the Arts headquarters.


Contributing Artists (continued)

Odum, Linda
Elmira, NY

Parry, Steve & Vianese, Isaiah
Elmira, NY

PeaceWeavers: Janice Weaver & Bonnie Ann Burnett
Bath, NY

Reidy, Dan & Taylor, Wendy
Elmira, NY

Reidy, Nancy
Big Flats, NY

Rusinko, Lynne
Elmira, NY

Sanders, Leo
Elmira, NY

Schweizer, Bonnifer
Cayuta, NY

Scheffert, Liz
Elmira Heights, NY

Sheffler, Jenna
Waverly, NY

Sheffler, Kaylee
Waverly, NY

Smith, Martha
Elmira, NY

Strope, Dave
Addison, NY

Tarwater, Ronald
Elmira, NY

Touschner, Dotty & Jim
Elmira, NY

Trice, John
Elmira, NY

Walczak, Dave
Bath, NY

Weissenbuehler, Elsbeth & Heinz
Horseheads, NY

Wells, Wayne
Cameron Mills, NY

Whong, Jason
Horseheads, NY

Woodhouse, Diane
Elmira, NY

Woodhouse, Mark
Elmira, NY