• X-TRA hosts Happy Hour at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

    December 6, 2012 5-7 pm
    screening and presentation at 6pm
    Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
    Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace
    653 Paseo Nuevo
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    In the Beginning, There Was the Electron
    Celebrating X-TRA’s winter issue
    A screening of early video and artist’s television
    Selections by Kris Paulsen

    X-TRA is excited to share our new issue and a screening of related contents with the Contemporary Arts Forum.

    The screening of artist’s television and NCET work is related to a feature in our winter issue by Kris Paulsen. “In the Beginning, There was the Electron.” Paulsen’s feature, traces television from its supposed invention in San Francisco by boy genius Philo T. Farnsworth in 1927 to the psychedelic early video works of Stephen Beck, Joanne Kryger, and other artists in the late 60s and early 70s produced by The National Center for Experiments in Television, which began in the late 60s and made its home at KQED in San Francisco.

    Image credit: KQED/NCET, “A Visit to the Center,” 1973. David Dowe, Jerry Hunt, and Marvin Druckler create live feedback “mandalas.” Video still. © KQED. Collection of the Pacific Film Archive. Photo courtesy of KQED and the Pacific Film Archive.

    For more information about Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum visit: http://www.sbcaf.org

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