Ralph Hocking founded Experimental Television Center as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1971, an outgrowth of a media access program he established at Binghamton University in 1969.
Fifty years later, the Center continues to provide support and services to the media arts community.
- To encourage the creation of work using new electronic media technologies
- To cultivate an informed appreciation of media art
- To honor our independently created moving-image heritage by initiating projects and participating in partnerships which address the needs for research, education and preservation, and place independent works within a larger cultural context
- To advocate for the sharing and equitable and transparent distribution of information, research and art
Video History and Preservation
Experimental Television Center: 1969 – 2009 (runtime: 19 hours) is an anthology of video art works created in our Residency Program. LUX, the influential arts organization in London, UK, named it as one of 50 essential moving-image DVDs in publication.
The Center’s extensive media arts archive is currently housed in the Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University.
For decades the studio was located in Owego, a small village in upstate New York. In 2021, the Experimental Television Center announced its relocation to Atlanta, Georgia.
The Center gives thanks to generous support from the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts; Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology; the Media Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts; mediaThe foundation; The National Television and Video Preservation Foundation; NY/CUNY Challenge Grant Program; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; New York Foundation for the Arts; Media Alliance; Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University; Everson Museum of Art; Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP); Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC); VidiPax; by corporate support from Dave Jones Design and Black Hammer Productions and the personal contributions of countless individual artists.
Erik Gavriluk, CEO
Jeffrey Price, CFO
Mark Malamud, Vice President
Sherry Miller Hocking, Archivist & Researcher
Dave Jones, Systems Consultant
Hank Rudolph, Technical Advisor
Dave Sieg, Curator, Computer Image Corporation Archive
Ralph Hocking, Founder & Managing Director