JAMES.H.CONNOLLY


CRACKED RAY TUBE

The full Cracked Ray Tube website can be found here.

Cracked Ray Tube is a collaborative realtime installation and performance project with Kyle Evans that breaks and disrupts the interfaces of analog televisions and computer monitors through hybridized analog and digital systems to produce flashing, screeching, wobbulating, self-generated electronic noise and video.

The project is heavily influenced by the Chicago Dirty New Media scene, and was created under the COPY-IT-RIGHT philosophy, with plans for all of our custom hardware shared online in PDFs and taught in workshops.

Containing the theory and conceptual grounding of the project, "Cracking Ray Tubes: Reanimating Analog Video in a Digital Context" was published in the 2014 Leonardo Music Journal.

crackedraytube.com
fabecook.com/crackedraytube
"Cracking Ray Tubes: Reanimating Analog Video in a Digital Context" LMJ Essay
C(racked)RT in the MIT Press Computer Music Journal
C(racked)RT on the Creator's Project
C(racked)RT on But Does it Float
C(racked)RT in the glitChicago exhibition catalog
C(racked)RT in Drunken Boat




I'm a video/new media artist, educator, writer, and curator living in Chicago, IL. My work undermines the interfaces of consumer electronics and digital structures to liberate their latent audio and video materialities in videos, performances, and installations.

I teach in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and work as the Assistant curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection.


NEWS/EVENTS

2018

April 10, 2018 Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists premieres at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH.

April 8, 2018 short video screened at ACRE TV's Nightingale Tele-thon fundraiser, Chicago, IL.

March 24, 2018 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for the Ann Arbor Film Festival "Off the Screen" expanded cinema program

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