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Bode's work included in exhibition opening today
2/24/11

Peer Bode, professor of video art at the School of Art & Design at Alfred University, is one of five artists whose work is included in an exhibition at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York City.

The exhibition opens today, with a reception planned for 6 p.m. Friday at the galley, 526 W. 26th St, No. 213, New York, NY. It will remain open through April 9.

According to a release from the gallery, “Working in distinct idioms, the artists in the exhibition explore the dynamic potential of what Jan Verwoert has termed the ‘conceptual gesture.’ Reflective of and reacting to their spatial and historical context, each work reverberates between being and place.”

In his videos, Bode “re-engineers familiar technologies to … investigate and collapse his medium,” the release says. “Manipulating sound and image to reveal the dependence of sonic and visual information on moving parts, these elements are often interlaced and overlapped to obliterate one’s primacy over the other.”

A member of the Alfred University faculty since 1993, Bode exhibits his work nationally and internationally, and his media works are included in collections worldwide. He is among the artists featured in “A Survey of American Video Art – The First Decade,” a project of Chicago’s Video Data Bank, curated by Chris Hill.

He has collaborated on numerous electronic tool-building projects with video systems designer David Jones and artist Ralph Hocking. He is a member of the “Carrier Band” with Pauline Oliveros and Andrew Deutsch, also a member of the faculty in the School of Art & Design.

Bode is co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA) at Alfred University. He produces work at the IEA, at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, where he has been an artist-in-residence as well as a member of the staff, and at Pep Studios, with locations in Hornell and Rochester.

Bode earned a B.A. degree in cinema from Binghamton University, and a master’s in video from the Center for Media Studies at the University of Buffalo.