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John Toth
Intermedia. Hypermedia and the Sublime.

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Questioning the space between language and image
The INNER EYE is an internet based, intermedia project that I began in 1995 dedicated to collaborations I have had with artists, educators, choreographers, dancers, poets, writers, actors, directors, composers, musicians and a variety of people who celebrate ideas between multiple disciplines and media.  John Toth


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INTERMEDIA COLLABORATIONS
2008
 

HOMEcoming
Andrew Topolski
Bob Gulley
Lisa Toth
John Toth

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slide show 1: by Brian Duffy

slide show 2:
November 7 - December 5, 2008

2007
 

THE NEW PERCEPTION:
HYPERMEDIATING INTERDISCIPLINARY CULTURES THROUGH AESTHETIC EDUCATION


Oxford Round Table - July 8-13, 2007
Balancing The two Cultures: Critical Choices

Presentation: July 11th,2007
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2007
 





IN THE MIX
Karlos Carcamo, Peter Cody, Alejandro Dron, Nancy Hull Kearing, Joan Lesikin, D.Dominick Lombardi, Franc Palaia, TODT, John Toth, Eleanor White, and Michael Zansky.

The inaugural exhibition “In The Mix” will be held from 6-9 pm featuring 11 artists living in Orange County and the Hudson Valley region. This exhibition will remain on view through July 21, 2007 at 104 Ann Street Newburgh, NY 12550. Please call Virginia Walsh at 845-562.6940 X 119 with any further questions.

John Toth, "Disney Meets Duchamp," 2005, frame from 3-D animation, 3-D Studio Max, 72"x115", ink on glossy vinyl.
Announcement - John Toth artworks -

2007
 




Washington and Lafayette: A Nous Deux (between us)
The Teacher as Cultural Curator: Building Multiple Literacies through Collaborations in the Art

THESIS - BIBLIOGRAPHY - TIMELINE - ACTIVITY -
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Rossiter and Mignot
Podcast: Washington and Lafayette at Mount Vernon
Podcast transcript - Transcript


2006
 

Hypermedia Man: Hypermediating Art and Technology
Guest Artist: presentation

The University of Iowa
The School of Art and Art History
150 Art Building West
October 9th, 2006, 8:00pm

... an aesthetic approach to the arts has the ability to play an important role in opening connections between the arts and sciences thereby restoring a balance between theory and practice.


2006
 


Media Policy

Web page design by John Toth in collaboration with Joan Grossman and Pinball Films for Grantmakers in Film & Electronic Media. The Media Policy web site site provides significant content and media to assist grant makers who require the most up to date understanding of leading issues in media policy.

... grassroots media activism ...

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2005



The Space of Creativity: Hypermediating the Beautiful and the Sublime

Dissertation presented to the European Graduate School on December 20, 2005

Hypermedia Map
Abstract - Dissertation -
Media Project Overview - Light & Shadow
Timeline of Creativity & the Sublime
Video Preview -
http://www.InnerEye.net//hypermedia/HypermediaSublime1.swf


 

 


Spirit Molecule

30" x 40" - 3-D Studio Max - digital print

Cork Gallery, December 2nd - 27th, 2005
Avery Fischer Hall / Lincoln Center, NY. December 2-27, 2005

... an abject science fictioning of truth.

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Rhythm & Form
Fabric installation for James Emery and Drew Gress jazz performance at the Port-of-Call Gallery in Warwick, NY. Fabric installation by John Toth.

 

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2004
 



The Death of Word: Photographic Content, 2004, Digital Print


Photo Vision 2004
University Council for Art Education / Annual Show

The Camera Club - http://www.cameraclubofnewyork.org/
853 Broadway, 2nd floor at Union Square
New York, NY

May 1st - May 15

John Toth, The Death of Word, 2004. series of digital prints.

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X Media

Experiments in the space between text and image: hypermedia.

Word Webs: Body Spirit Mind Game

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2003
 

 


EBMA at Hallwalls, May 15th, 2003




CRASH TEST / 2003
The Intermedia performance of Crash Test was originally  performed  in Buffalo New York and fused music, concrete poetry, crash test film footage, slide projections and sculptural environments. Performed again at Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York on May 15th, 2003. Don Metz; composition,  Jim Perone; composition,  Michael Basinski; text,  John Toth; projected computer animations and 3-D virtual reality.

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X Word Play
The intermedia premiere of X Word Play was at Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York on May 15th, 2003. Three dimensional word processing, like Apollinaire's Calligrammes tumble through space as  computer animations that use words as sculptural material projected into a fabric environment by John Toth, with poet, Michael Basinski and composer, Don Metz. 

(Proposal)   (Artworks)  (Reviews)

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THINk huMAN, May 15, 2003. John Toth's collaboration with Veridian rethinks the crash test industry as an aesthetic web of multiple technologies woven into layers of collaborating agencies that make SMART cars.


THINk huMAN

This artwork was created using the language, material and icons of the crash test industry (seat belts, airbags, safety technology). The Burchfield Penney Art Center, through Don Metz, negotiated a collaboration, for their Art On Wheels project, between Veridian Technologies (crash test study) and intermedia artist John Toth.

Concurrent with the this project is an EBMA performance on the twenty year anniversary of the first performance of Crash Test at Hallwalls on May 15, 2003

(Proposal)  (Artworks) (Reviews)

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Material Identity

Hunter College Professor Herb Perr collaborates with Diane Ramo and John Toth from Lincoln Center Institute exploring "choice of materials" as a lens for identity, through artworks by Frank Gehry, Friedman, Krohn, Boym from the exhibition US Design 1975-2000 at the Museum of Arts and Design.  A collaboration between art and education. 

How do the artists from US Design 1975-2000 (Gehry, Friedman, Krohn, Boym) design / transform everyday items (chairs) into extraordinary items by choosing materials that challenge our expectations?

(Aesthetics: Lesson Plan)   (Artworks)  (Reflection)

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A Sense of Identity and Place

Bank Street College Professor, Roberta Altman and John Toth collaborated with  museum studies students in an LCI workshop looking for connections between identity and place as portrayed through visual artists, Velazques, David, Ringgold and director Anna Deveer Smith.  A collaboration between art and education. 

(Syllabus/Project)   (Artworks)  (Student artworks)  (Reflection)

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Jean Taylor "reflects" in Beckett's Act Without Words


Act Without Words

Sam Beckett's play interacts with a projected virtual reality set within in a fabric stage by John Toth.  Directed by Shelley Wyant and portrayed by Alan Nebalthal and Jean Taylor. Eight performances were presented at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, New York, NY. on May 2,3,9,10,16 and 17th, 2003. 

(Proposal)   (Artworks)  (Reflection)   (Reviews)

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Curating Visual Art

By looking and selecting artworks from US Design 1975-2000 (Kruger, Hoefler, Bierut, Trice, Friedman) what can you learn about personal and collective choices through the transformation of everyday items?
  A collaboration between art and education.     

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reflection)

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2002
 









Spatial Poetry

Apollinaire's Calligrammes and John Burrows' Cut-ups are but two alternative ways of rethinking poetry's relation to the potencies of visual form. Concrete poetry.

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Digital Transformations
(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reflection)

 

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pARTnering
How is the partnering of Teaching Artist, John Toth (aesthetics) with Art Specialists, David McGreevy (curriculum) affected by the relationship of skills, context and aesthetics?   

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reflection)

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Light & Shadow

The centennial anniversary of the Pan American Exhibition in Buffalo at the Burchfield Penney Art Center presents an opportunity for an intermedia installation by John Toth in collaboration with Margaret Foster and John Valentino of Arts in Education of Western New York.

(Proposal) (Toth site) (Light & Shadow) (Diary) (Artworks) (Valentino site)    (Reviews)

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Peter Greenaway presents his films as a faculty member at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

The summer of 2000 offered courses with renown faculty  members that included Jacques Derrida, philosophy; Jean-Luc Nancy, philosophy; Avital Ronell, philosophy; Peter Greenaway, film; John Waters, film; Martin Hielscher, literature; Wolfgang Schirmacher, philosophy; Sandy Stone, mew media; Gregory Ulmer, electracy.

( Photos ) ( Context )

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2000
 

 

 

 

 

Fungini
A internet based artwork is played and projected into a live performance with EBMA.  Text by Mike Basinski, Music Composition by  Don Metz,

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reflection)

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The European Graduate School,   Saas-Fee 2000 with John Waters, Martin Hielscher, Peter Greenaway and Jon Luc Nancy.

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1999
 







Longing for Home + Pain = Nostalgia
Anton Chekhov's play merges with a projected virtual reality set within in a fabric environment by John Toth.  Directed by Francesca Arkus and portrayed by Jean Taylor at Access Theater, Soho, New York. 
(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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Convergence
Fabric and light installation by John Toth designed for the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford, England.   

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reflection)

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1997
 

 

In A Circle
Intermedia performance at Audart Gallery, New York  Dance: Lynn Brown & Lynn Marie Ruse, Music: Composer; Don Metz, "Turbulence",  Sculpture Installation: John Toth, Video: John Toth 

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reflection) (Art & Technology)

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1996
 

Inner Eye
The Inner Eye is an internet based, intermedia project dedicated to collaborations with artists, educators, choreographers, dancers, poets, writers, actors, directors, composers, musicians and a variety of people who celebrate ideas between multiple disciplines and media.

Artists Rikki Asher, Michael Basinski, Jerry James, Chris Mahoney, John Toth, Nancy Galeota-Wozny and Laura Young were asked to link visual art works
with a favorite work of literature.

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Shrines to Fantasy
Computer animation and digital prints at Audart gallery in New York, NY.

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reviews)

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1995

 

Gort: NY Seeings
Intermedia performance that premiered at the Hallwalls theater in Buffalo, New York. John Toth's  computer animations are layered into a fabric environments with video projectors that construct a creative space for poetry by Michael Basinski and music by Don Metz. Based on the fiftieth anniversary of the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still.

  Audio sample from DVD.

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reviews)

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Alternatives: 20 Years of Hallwalls

The Burchfield-Penny Art Center in Buffalo New York hosts its 20th Anniversary of Hallwalls Art Center with curator Elizabeth Licatta. 

John Toth with an installation of Satellites.

(Proposal)  (Artworks)

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1994

 

 

Paraliminal Connections
A solo showing of paintings and sculptures by John Toth at the Barbara Schuller Gallery, Buffalo, NY. April 30 - June 12, 1993

 

Festival Of The Moons
John Toth fabric installations for the Festival Of The Moons at Bridgewater's / South Street Seaport in New York City. 

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reflection)

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1993




The Return of the Cadavre Exquis
The Drawing Center in New York City, curated by  L. Titzer and I. Schaffner, revisits an idea started by the Dada artists at the turn of the century. This show traveled to The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Fundacion para el Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA and at the Forum For Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO. Collaborators John Toth, Ed Sobola and Ray Rapp pioneer digital media to an analog method.  

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Computer Art: An Ohio Perspective
"Exploring the digital aesthetic arena" is the goal of curator Jud Yalkut and Tom Baggs in a show of pioneers in digital media. The Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, Ohio. April 13-May 16, 1993.

Artworks by: Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Nam June Paik,  Jeffrey Schier, John Toth     

(Proposal)  (Artworks)

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1992





Conversations
The EBMA presents an Intermedia performance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. with Mike Basinski: poetry, Don Metz; music, Ed Sobola; slide projections and John Toth fabric sculpture, projected slides and film.  John Toth premiere of Graylines, a computer generated image that acts as a interface for a solo musical instrument. 

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog) (Reviews)

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The Red Studio
In a commissioned performance of  “THE RED STUDIO,"  I collaborated with Tom Aprile and Laura Young at Montclair State College and brought Matisse's studio in Issy to life using projected computer animation to create a moving set with  fabric sculpture, film, dance, and music, where the past and Future was  revealed in the moment. 

Video of "The Red Studio", 1992, 45:00, color, sound. $50.00

(Proposal) (Artworks) (Reviews)

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1991




 

Coresamples
Paintings, sculptures and computer works at Asage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY   

P Marimba, 5:17, Yamaha midi-sequencer sound composition, 1990. © John Toth 1990

(Proposal) (Artworks) (Reviews)

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1990

Working in Brooklyn / Installations: Coresamples
Charlotta Kotik is the curator for the Brooklyn Museum's Working in Brooklyn biannual in   Brooklyn, New York. John Toth presents Coresamples, based on archeological methods for uncovering dinosaur bones. 

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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1989





Tales of Exile
Premiered in 1989 at the Lincoln Center "Out-Of-Doors Festival" in New York with Ruby Shang Dance Company and theater performance directed  by Gilbert T'sai with music composition by  Carman Moore and fabric structures by
John Toth.  

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reviews)

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1988





 

Saurs: Head and Torso
At the City Gallery in New York, a site-specific installation of Plexiglas dinosaur bones with  fabric and cable by John Toth  becomes an instrument for an Intermedia performance with the EBMA members  Mike Basinski: poetry and Jim Perone; composition, synthesizer.  

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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1987




Magarac: Sheet Metal
Mytho-poetic performance Intermedia unfolds in one of the first steel mills in the United States.  EBMA presents Intermedia at the Bethlehem Steel Mill with Mike Basinski: poetry,John Toth Don Metz; music, Ed Sobola; slide projections and J  fabric sculpture, projected slides and film. 

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews) (Mythology)

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1986
 






Line of Least Resistance

Citibank World Headquarters
Rochester, New York, NY

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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1985
 




Prelude / Dinosaurs
Pyramid Gallery hosts a Post-Jurrasaic Intermedia performance installation.

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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1984
 

 

Sea
A work by Jack Kerouac becomes subject matter for Intermedia discovery; sonic vocabulary, a fabric sea and patches of dappled light make an environment that puts you under the sea. At Media Study / Buffalo with Mike Basinski: poetry, Don Metz; music, Ed Sobola; slide projections and John Toth   fabric sculpture, projected slides and film. 

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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1983
 



Gods
Buscaglia-Castillani Art Museum  

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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1982
 



Cloth Forms
Pam Houk curates artists who work in fabric including Christo and Lucas Samaras.  

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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1981
 




Color Light and Mass
Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo New York.  

(Proposal)  (Artworks)   (Catalog)  (Reviews)

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1980




 

HPSCHD
The Creative Associates presented its final farewell performance at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N. Y. with a John Cage and LeJaren Hiller composition from the 1960's , "HPSCHD", with harpsichordists: Aki Takahishi, David Tudor, David Fuller, Yvar Mikhasoff and Neely Bruce. Visual artist   John Toth collaborates with Cage and Hiller by creating a large fabric environment  to receive 40 slide projectors, 16 film projectors and 8 super-eight film projections

(Proposal)  (Artworks)  (Reviews)

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Index of Artworks

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Hypermedia Map EBMA performance at Albright=Knox Art Gallery Spirirt Molecule X Word Play Act Without Words / Samuel Beckett Digital Transformations Light & Shadow Art & Technology