CCAM Video Art Workshop with Jonas Bers
Join Jonas Bers for a one-day CCAM Video Art Workshop, presented by Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) and the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID)!
Jonas Bers is a New York-based media artist working with hand-built and hacked audiovisual systems. Bers’s performances use salvaged scientific apparatus, VHS-era editing machines, surveillance equipment, and military surplus devices as tools to generate both sound and video in real-time.
Following a one-hour presentation covering the basics of video synthesis and a historical context for the project, participants will build, customize, and take home a CHA/V—a micro-modular audiovisual synthesizer based on VGA hacking.
CHA/V (Cheap, Hacky, Audio/Visual) is a simple, inexpensive, DIY alternative to costly and complicated video synthesizers, providing artists and enthusiasts a friendly, low-cost entry into audiovisual synthesis. CHA/V is an ideal entry point into analog video synthesis for electronic musicians, circuit benders, and tinkerers, but is also appropriate for beginners without an electronics background.
This CCAM x CEID Video Art Workshop is curated and produced by Ross Wightman. Special thanks to Jessica Flemming, Joseph Zinter, Kevin Ryan and the CEID team.