Owen Plotkin founded and curated The Electrical Retrospectacle 1998-2006
A film series that presented avant garde (experimental,underground,personal and poetic) films projected in 16mm and selected from the extensive catalogues of the Museum of Modern Art Circulating Film and Video Library,the Film makers Cooperative NYC,Canyon Cinema, The Pacific Film Archive (now the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Library), The Donnell Library Center at 53rd Street (sadly closed in 2008) and private collections.
Owen Plotkin collaborated on film/art performances with Mary Jordan and Tony Conrad at Performa 1999 and Jordan’s Parthenogenesis at the Box and Canal Room in 2005.
Owen Plotkin apprenticed with sculptor/welder Meyers Rohowsky and studied painting with Emily Sturkie. A self taught guitarist, he writes songs, sings and writes poetry. He studies voice with renowned composer singer and voice teacher Marisa Michelson. Plotkin practices TM. However he does not levitate.
Owen Plotkin founded Hungrr,LLC in 2005 to help raise awareness to the facts and issues surrounding hunger in the USA.
Owen Plotkin’s net art exhibited:
Cyber Kitchen 2002 and
FILE Festival 2004 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Electronic Language International Festival. and
HTML Color Codes, September, 2009,Curated by Carolyn Kane for Rhizome/New Museum and
Soundlab New Media Fest 2010
Owen Plotkin earned an MFA from NYU Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television,Studied coding at NYU Center for Advanced Technology in Multimedia.Attended Hartford School of the Arts, The Hartt School, western and contemporary music history.
Co-Founded film editing company – the now corporation in 2003 and serves as chief officer.
Owen Plotkin’s tv and radio commercial voiceover work led to his membership in SAG AFTRA.
Owen Plotkin’s http://colorbot.com featured in rhizome and the new museum’s html colour exhibit”
Owen Plotkin interview via SoundLAB, part of “Le Musee di-visioniste – the new museum of networked art”
multi media performance project “Love,Love Barbara”
Owen Plotkin colorbot.com exhibited at FILE 2006 Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo
2002 242.PILOTS live computer art improv ensemble
featuring Kurt Ralske and Owen Plotkin The Electrical Retrospectacle at GALAPAGOS williamsburg NYC
Ginsberg blog – “Owen Plotkin’s film on and of Allen’s 1978 poem, Plutonian Ode, remains, regrettably, cautionary and timely.
B.L. Ochman What’s next blog.com -“Memory and dream collide in this Martin Luther King tribute video by Owen Plotkin”
the cyber kitchen
AND – Artists Network Database
Performa 1999 film and art performances with mary jordan
hungrr activist performance films:
commercial work: owen plotkin commercial work now corp
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