Video artist and photographer Debora Bernagozzi, who is a a visiting assistant professor of photography at HWS, is being is featured in the art exhibition Scapes at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Bernagozzi’s two pieces are called “Electronic Landscape” and “Stream” will be on display through Sunday, Nov. 13.
Scapes is an exhibition of new electronic media artworks that relate the human body and the landscape. The Rochester Contemporary Art Center says the artists in the exhibition have “drawn upon natural settings, body forms and other sources while challenging the practices and technologies of electronic media.”
“This is an exciting and busy time for me,” explains Bernagozzi, who also will have her work in Paris and Kuala Lumpur this fall, is a Regional Artist Access Resident at Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo, and will have a residency and exhibitions in Malaysia in January, as well as a show in Buffalo in the spring, and a solo exhibition at Alfred State College in the spring.
“Electronic Landscape” was created during her final residency at the Experiment Television Center and utilizes unique artistic components. The piece was created using a combination of the Paik/Abe raster scanner, a historic analog video processing device, and live video feedback. The final result is images that resemble landscapes but are in reality pure manipulations of electronic signals.
Bernagoozi says, her second piece “Stream” has an “iterative process in which I created a system for altering the video and audio, fed imagery into the system to process it, and recorded the result. I then took that recording and fed it back through the system, adjusted the parameters, recorded, then repeated to create nine iterations of the piece.”
In addition, Bernogoozi’s ongoing body of video work consists of gestural, abstracted videos that are more resonance than representation, created through a hybrid analog/digital method utilizing real-time video and audio processing techniques. Her photography, in contrast, is often documentary in nature. Bernagozzi received her BFA in video from the Atlanta College of Art and her MFA in electronic integrated art from Alfred University. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally. She participated in repeated residencies at the Experimental Television Center and recently was named a recipient of the Regional Artist Access Residency from Squeaky Wheel.