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

2019

April 2019 essay on Rolling Ryot's Rainforest Reverb published in exhibition catalog for 2019 Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX

February 28, 2019 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for the Performing Media Festival at Indiana University South Bend

February 18 - March 9, 2019 2019 Romp Through the Sandin Image Processor exhibited in the Performing Media Exhibition at Indiana University South Bend

January 25, 2019 Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists screens at Collective Misnomer's "the way things are. the way they are going to be." at the Dikeou Pop-Up, Denver, CO

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