Category Archives: Synapse

Frankie Teardrop – Scary Video Gets Respect

When “Frankie Teardrop” was first screened in 1979 it almost could be guaranteed to clear the room, except in some hip underground precincts. (FT was an early (1978) non-commercial music-video I co-created.) This is before “punk” became an accepted part of the … Continue reading

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Frankie Teardrop – Video Back-story

I originally wrote this Franke Teardrop back-story at the request of the Museum of Modern Art and have revised it for this aVideoLife blog.   Here is a good summary by Michael Shore in the Rolling Stone book.  (Two small … Continue reading

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Editing area used by Synapse

This is where editing took place for the Synapse Visiting Artists Program.  This was the corner in the Master Control Room of the TV studio at the S. I. Newhouse School of Communications at SU.  The people at Newhouse took … Continue reading

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Synapse Visiting Artists Program brochure

In talking about the Synapse Visiting Artists Program at Syracuse University, I’m aware there is not a lot on the web about it* – so I’ll try to fill in some here.  I was involved with the program from 1974-76, … Continue reading

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Everson Museum 1974 – Video Art Conference

This event was my initiation into world of video art, with some of its best known names represented.  I made this film as part student television project.  Yes it’s pretty bad but I think the subject matter is important. Featured … Continue reading

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Media Burn – The Image

Just in case you did not know what Media Burn was.

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Juan Downey – Visiting Artist

Very cool tease about Juan Downey and his work. I was a video assistant for Juan, originally at the Visiting Artsist Program. Along with Ant Farm, and Julia Heyward, he was on my top three list. Besides his work in … Continue reading

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