Meet The Pioneers of Video and New Media Art In December

The current art exhibition at Cornish College’s main campus highlights the work of Steina and Woody Valsulka, pioneers of new media art since the 1970s, and the work of NoiseFold, the collaboration of David Stout and Cory Metcalf whose 21st century performances melding video art and music have been called the spiritual offspring of the Valsulkas.

All four artists will be in Seattle in December for numerous events at the Cornish College of the Arts and the Henry Gallery at the University of Washington. 

Steina Valsulka and Woody Valsulka began experimenting with sounds and images in the 1970s. Collaborating with engineers like Steve Rutt and Bill Etra, they developed the Scan Processor and other electronic image processing devices. Along with other media artists of the time, they established a new form of expression in art that combines sound and imagery as videoworks that has influenced a generation of artists. 

The NoiseFold installations of David Stout and Corey Metcalf have combined live cinema and sound artwork for venues ranging from museums and galleries to planetariums, botanical gardens, and black box theaters. From visual music performances to animated video installations, their work together and separately has explored and created cross-media synthesis, complex interactive environments, and interdisciplinary exhibitions.

The work of the Valsulkas and NoiseFold can be seen at Cornish College galleries through December 12. A variety of events between December 10 and 13 will allow the public to meet these artists in person and discuss their groundbreaking work.


Data, Flux & Strange Objects | Video Pioneers and New Media Explorers

Steina and Woody Vasulka

NoiseFold (David Stout and Cory Metcalf)

Presented by The Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia (iET+I) at Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora Street and 1001 Lenora Street

Open now through December 12

This exhibition of video and new media installation, screenings, and prints on the Cornish campus in South Lake Union at the Cornish Main Gallery, President’s Gallery, and Notion Building. Open to the public during normal business hours. See for directions and further information.

December Events: Appearances by 4x3 Artists

Cornish College of the Arts

Main Campus Center, 1000 Lenora Street

December 10 , 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Closing reception with the artists 

Cornish Main Gallery and President’s Gallery

Cornish College of the Arts

Notions Lecture Hall, 

December 11, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Steina and Woody Vasulka with NoiseFold (David Stout and Cory Metcalf)

Panel Discussion

Cornish Playhouse

Seattle Center, 

December 12, 8:00 p.m.

NoiseFold with opening performance by CLEE (Cornish Live Electronic Ensemble) 

Tickets are $10 public (Brown Paper Tickets), students admitted for free

University of Washington

Henry Art Gallery Auditorium

December 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Conversation with Steina and Woody Vasulka 

University of Washington

Henry Art Gallery Auditorium

December 19, 7:00 p.m.*

Screening: The Commission (Woody Vasulka, 1983), Voice Windows (Steina Vasulka, 1986), and In The Land of the Elevator Girls (Steina and Woody Vasulka, 1989)

*The works will remain on view in the Henry Auditorium through December 20.