Interactive Sampler - 2004 Fellowship
Further development of the artists live performances involving video images and her 5-string MIDI violin, and interactive installations.
Tokyo Four (1991) - 1990 Fellowship
Format: video installation
A multiscreen composition organized around five sets of images of Japan: Shinto priests meticulously grooming their Zen garden, train conductors at rush hour, elevator girls, food at a supermarket and a dance troupes performance and curtain call.
Media Festival, S"Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands)/L'immagine Electrronica, Festical (Ferrara, Italy)
Gallerie Rene Coelho (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)/
National Gallery of Prague (Praha, Czechie)/
Brno Museum of Modern Art (Brno, Czechie)/Kjarvalsstadir City Museum (Reykjavik, Iceland)/Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, NY)/
Atlantic Center for the Arts (Smyrna Beach, FL)/The Gallery at the Rep (Santa Fe, NM)/
Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland)/Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO)
Voice Windows (1986)
Summer Salt (1982)
Tokyo Four (1991)
Steina Vasulka was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1940 and emigrated to the United States in 1965. She has won numerous awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Art Fellowship, an American Film Institute Maya Deren Award and the Siemens Media Art Prize, Germany. Her work has been screened, installed or performed at festivals and arts institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, The Kitchen in New York, the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Media Festival S'Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands and the L'immagine Electronica Festival in Italy. She and husband Woody Vasulka founded The Kitchen in 1971.
1959-1963 Music Conservatory, Prague, Czech Republic
Steina Vasulka performed Violin Power, a solo violin piece, at the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology in Montreal in March. She will have custom-made hardware video instrument work on display at Ocularis in Brooklyn in May.
July - August 2005
Steina and Woody Vasulkas pioneering video works Noisefields and Violin Power exhibited through July at Eyebeam New York as part of What Sound Does a Color Make?, an exhibition by artists investigating the phenomenon of synaesthesia (blending of the senses). Created in the 1970s, the two pieces explore a formal language specific to the genre, including generation of real-time effects, keying and feedback.
2003 Year-End Update
Steina Vasulka's early work was included in Turbulent Screen, a fall exhibition of video pioneers at the Edith Russ Site for Media Arts in Oldenburg, Germany. Discs, a short by Steina and Woody Vasulka that traces the development of their techniques of image and sound processing, screened at Brooklyn's Ocularis in October.