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Paul shepherd
da. S.Aman   

Amanda Siegel -

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Amanda Siegel portrait

Another new face has joined our crew. Artist and filmmaker Amanda Siegel has joined the team and is heading up our first iotaSalon of 2016! Amanda is originally from Los Angeles, but was whisked away to NYC and Cooper Union where she received her BFA in 2012. While in the Big Apple she interned with the historical Anthology Film Archives and Issue Project Room. Naturally, she has an inclination toward visual music and experimental film and that’s where the iotaCenter entered into her life. Let’s give her a big welcome by giving her website a bump in traffic.

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Paul shepherd
l_.DV.Enge   

Engel DVD Re-release -

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To cap of our new year announcements the iotaStore has just restocked the “Jules Engel: Selected Works Vol. 1” after we sold out our last batch. This will be our last DVD produced. Once it’s gone that will be it, but rest assured we are looking into other avenues to get the wonderful films from our archive to you. For now enjoy this DVD in your collection by visiting our store

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Paul shepherd
03.29.2015   

Restoration Announcement: Tom Waits "For No One" -

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Tom Waits For No One, by director John Lamb


is a pioneering, mostly forgotten music video that is being rediscovered with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Made on state of the art analog technology in 1979, it features Tom Waits and his song "The One That Got Away" from the album Small Change. The film was a first job for several animation leaders like David Silverman and Harry Sabin. In 1980, John Lamb won an Academy Award for the co-invention of the Lyon Lamb Video Animation System, which was used in making of the film. Gunnar Strom, founder of Animation Volda and a professor at Volda University College in Norway, has written that Tom Waits For No One "is a pioneering, early American music video and is very likely the first rotoscoped music video ever made". The iotaCenter is proud to announce that Tom Waits For No One will be joining the iotaCenter's collection.



the kickstarter campaign
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Derek haugen
07.08.2011   

"Video Works 2010" by Emile "Doctor T" Tobenfeld - Now Available in the Library and Study Center!

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from Changes #2



from Wisteriax Meditation

Doctor T (Emile Tobenfeld) has been performing visual improvisations with live music since 1973. His improvisations feature DVD's of his own video, photography and animation, which he mixes live in response to the sounds and actions of the performers he is working with. His visual material explores and blurs the boundary between realism and abstraction, and his "Visual Music" performances combine imagery and music into a unified immersive and evocative media experience.

This collection contains:
Changes #2
Wisteriax Meditation
The Liquid Piano
The Trip
Texture and Reaction
Changes #3

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org.

For more information about Tobenfeld and his work, please visit his website and YouTube Channel.

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Derek haugen
07.08.2011   

"The Garden" (2010) by Ann Steuernagel - Now Available in the Library and Study Center!

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"The Garden" (2010, DV, 10min) is a reflection on climate change. It is created from found, recycled film footage and is presented in three parts. "I work almost exclusively with found footage (educational and industrial films, and home movies). Once I have appropriated the footage I practice the art of montage with great pleasure by colliding disparate images, looping clips and manipulating time. Such techniques accentuate the gestures and quotidian rhythms of my subjects distilling the essence of a time, place or idea. Although a narrative is never explicit one may be implied."

This film and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org.

Ann Steuernagel is an experimental video and sound artist. Her work has been presented throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. She is the recipient of the grand prize at the XX VideoArt Festival in Locarno, Switzerland, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Media Fellowship, a LEF grant, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Ann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University.

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Derek haugen
06.07.2011   

"After Effects CS3 Projects" by Michael J Stoffan (aka Michael Mantra) - Now Available in the Library and Study Center!

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from Or Zone




from Sonic Whey


Oakland, CA-based musician and abstract animator Michael J. Stoffan, also known as Michael Mantra, has created four distinct mysterious visions that incorporate fluid, psychdelic, and meditative imagery using Adobe After Effects, with each set to music composed by the artist himself.

This collection includes:
Gate Stream (2008, 1:30min)
Or Zone (2008, 2:30min)
The Well (2008, 2:00min)
Sonic Whey (2008, 3:30min)

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org.

For more information about Mantra and his work, please visit his iotaCenter Artist Profile and his website. Mantra's videos "Pew" (2003) and "FMW 02" (2003) can also be found on "Visual Music from iota" DVD, available at The iotaStore.

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Derek haugen
06.03.2011   

Works by Danny Winkler & Emilia Loseva - Now available in the Library and Study Center!

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from Ebir Nari

Ebir Nari (Beyond the River) (2009, DVD, 65min)
Reflecting hidden places in mind and space, Ebir Nari traces a story of mythical geography and ancient death ritual, shot in India, the Caucasus and England. Inspired by the concept of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the film is a raw contemplation on the images of life and the hereafter, which smears intellectual borders and reassembles the spiritual atlas of human beliefs.

Twelve haikus in lethargy (unfinished) (2010, DVD, 7min)
The passive realism of nature reveals itself through simplicity and lightness. Three lines of verse draw on the correlation between image and phenomena in one temporal point. Using the manoeuvres of this stylised form, the film captures with minimal means of expression the rhythm of the way of things.

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org.
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Derek haugen
06.01.2011   

"Rorschach" (2003) by Debralee Shelby - Now Available at the Library and Study Center!

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As a student of CalArts' Experimental Animation Program, Debralee Shelby created "Rorschach," a hand drawn/computer enhanced film and an abstraction of hands that lends itself to many other images, much like the Rorschach Ink Blot test. In addition to being screened at CalArts Experimental Animation 2004 Showcase, "Rorschach" screened at the November 2009 iotaSalon: "Rhythm", alongside "Luma Nocturna" by Sky-David (aka Dennis Pies) and new work by Chris Casady.

This film and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org.
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Derek haugen
06.01.2011   

"Video Works 2009" by Emile "Doctor T" Tobenfeld - Now Available at the Library and Study Center!

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from Abstract Journey



from Orange in Silver Morning

Doctor T (Emile Tobenfeld) has been performing visual improvisations with live music since 1973. His improvisations feature DVD's of his own video, photography and animation, which he mixes live in response to the sounds and actions of the performers he is working with. His visual material explores and blurs the boundary between realism and abstraction, and his "Visual Music" performances combine imagery and music into a unified immersive and evocative media experience.

This collection contains:
Abstract Journey
Barely Branching
Changes #1
Ice Fantasy
Improvisation (Night Lights)
Industrial Song
Orange In Silver Morning
Uncertainty Principles
Featuring music by Mike Marando, Leap of Faith Trio, Vortex Ensemble, Kevin Frenette Trio, Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble, and poetry by John Mulrooney

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org.

For more information about Tobenfeld and his work, please visit his website and YouTube Channel.

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Derek haugen
05.27.2011   

Works by Joaquin "Kino" Gil - Now Available at the Library and Study Center!

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from The Secret Intimacy of Plants

"The Secret Intimacy of Plants" (2009, DVD, 24 min) by Joaquin Gil & Sergio Sasso
An explosion of black spores and pollen transform a barren planet into waving vines and grasses of phenomenal color. "The Secret Intimacy of Plants: A Suite in Six Visions" is an epic journey of plant forms from micro- to macroscopic across diverse and expansive landscapes. Images by Joaquin "Kino" Gil and sound by Sergio Sasso.

"The Secret Intimacy of Plants" was featured at the April 2010 iotaSalon: Visualizing the Body and Biology at UCLA.

"Zipacna" (2006, DVD)
Somewhere, where animation, film and comics meet... on the problems of delivering pizza in a museum where a Maya demon runs loose.

The Outsider (2008, DVD)
What if you were selected as a champion for all humanity..but didn't want the job?

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org.
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