Signal Culture is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors at
68 North Avenue in the village of Owego, New York
Signal Culture encourages creation of new work, building of community, and connection to history in the field of experimental media art by providing artists, researchers, and innovators with residencies, resources, and exhibition opportunities.
History & Vision
Signal Culture was founded in 2012 by Jason Bernagozzi, Debora Bernagozzi & Hank Rudolph with the idea to create an environment where innovative artists, toolmakers, curators, critics, and art historians who are contributing to the field of media art will have time and space to make new work and to interact with one another. In addition to the residency program, we wanted to organize public exhibitions and produce resources for researchers and practitioners in the field of experimental media art as a way to expand support beyond the residency.
In spring of 2013 Signal Culture launched a successful Indiegogo campaign in order to fund the beginning stages of the residency program. By fall of 2013, Signal Culture organized a group exhibition at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center called signals_now_ featuring work by Peer Bode, Phillip Stearns, Kristin Lucas, and Joe McKay. It was also during this time that Signal Culture received a generous Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 3-year Seed Grant, which enabled us to secure a home for the organization in Owego, New York.
In January of 2014, Signal Culture began its artist in residence program with artists Jax Deluca & Kyle Marler. In its first year Signal Culture will have hosted over 40 artists, researchers and toolmakers in residence from around the world. In addition to the residency program, in 2014 Signal Culture launched the Signal Culture Cookbook and curated work by resident artists locally and statewide in exhibitions such as Performing Media: Works by Signal Culture Artists in Residence at the Everson Museum.