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Steina in Collecting Digital Art exhibition

Currently on show as part of a group exhibition titled Collecting Digital Art, Steina’s work Violin Power can be viewed at the Thoma Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With exhibitions that rotate quarterly, the foundation’s ongoing show includes pieces by Guillermo Galindo, Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Vera Molnar, Laura Splan and Steina. Made over the course of eight years in the 1970s, Violin Power is a black-and-white analog video (since transferred to digital) that runs for about 10 minutes. The video shows clips of performances by Steina Vasulka, who trained as a violinist, performing music from different times and places around New York City and Buffalo. She used analog editing techniques that allowed her to manipulate a TV monitor’s scan lines and transmute them into audio signals that vibrate with the playing of the violin. It stands as a document of Steina’s early performances as well as an experimental work in translating sound as image. The piece is in a section of the show called Code as Form, which focuses on imagery produced from various types of data.

To learn more about the show, click here and here.

 


In other news

Pioneering video artist Woody Vasulka passes, aged 82.

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend and celebrated artist, Woody Vasulka. He died at the age of 82 in his home in Santa Fe, NM on the 20th of December. He inspired generations of video artists. Woody Vasulka (b. 1937, Brno), and his wife, Steina (b. 1940, Reykjavík), are

Happy Holidays from BERG Contemporary

With the holidays soon upon us, the gallery will be closed between December 22nd and re-open again on January 7th, 2020. From all of us here at BERG Contemporary we extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

Sigurður Guðjónsson represents Iceland at Venice Biennale 2021

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce that Sigurður Guðjónsson has been appointed as Iceland’s representative at the 59th Venice Bienniale, to be held in 2021. The selection for the Venice Biennale 2021 was made by Icelandic Art Center’s professional committee and announced at the beginning of December. Sigurður holds more than twenty solo exhibitions and dozens of