Experiments 1 & 2 / Allison Holt

Commissioned by ZERO1 with support from the James Irvine Foundation

Experiment 1a and Experiment 2: These live-mixed analog video experiments were made at the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in upstate New York, with footage from a modified surveillance camera. Shot in Indonesia; Boston; Manhattan; and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, CA, it was processed using multiple feedback loops, voltage controls, a waveform monitor, and The Wobbulator, a custom device built for the ETC by Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe. These pieces were made immediately after I began ongoing field research in Indonesia, focusing on traditional methods of navigation between the natural and supernatural worlds.

Experiments 1 & 2 will be shown on the ZERO1 Urban Screen. 

September 15, 2012, 11am - 6pm
S. 1st Street (from San Carlos to Reed)
SoFA District, San Jose

Allison Holt

lives and works in San Francisco, CA

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Allison Leigh Holt is an artist and researcher who has exhibited at venues such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Boston Cyberarts Festival; cellsBUTTON (the Yogyakarta Int’l New Media Festival, House Of Natural Fiber), Video Vortex (Indonesia); and has held solo exhibitions at Axiom Gallery for New and Experimental Media, the Olympia Film Festival, and Cemeti Art House (Indonesia) where she was also a resident artist. Other residencies include the Experimental Television Center, the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Kala Art Institute, and UC Santa Barbara's College for Creative Studies. She attended the Evergreen State College (BA) and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MFA), and was a recent Fulbright Fellow to Indonesia through the US Department of State.