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Hank Linhart is a media artist living in Brooklyn. His work ranges from short abstract videos largely produced at the Experimental Television Center, including the metaphoric piece Onomato, (which is screening this fall, 2018, as part of the Loops Exhibition, at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester) ; to his feature length experimental projects such as the docu/poem, Blissville…An Investigation, which received Media Arts Assistance Funding (MAAF) in 2017
from NYSCA, through Wave Farm, for exhibition and distribution across and to all corners of NY state - arts centers, historical societies, libraries, and one state prison (in the Adirondacks) – altogether 49 screenings. The video was the opening feature of the Greenpoint Film Festival in May. see blissvillestorie.org
He has also curated several shows - in Ithaca, where he was a member of the Ithaca Arts Cooperative and the Public Access Coordinator (co producing Are We On ? and Punk Out !); and in Williamsburg Brooklyn – ReelPolitics, Seven Peeks, and participated in the First Amendment Show at Los Sures. In 1980 he co-curated The Poetry Video Show at St.Marks Church on the LES. Fearful Visitation, about the great 1904 ship disaster in NY harbor, premiered at the NY Historical Society and aired on several PBS stations. He has a MAH from Media Studies, SUNY Buffalo and has taught at the NY State Summer School of the Arts, NYU, SVA, and Pratt Institute, where he was chairperson for 7 years.
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