An Evening With Fred Barzyk

Updated date: Thursday, February 5th from 7:30pm-9:30pm

A special event to coincide with the exhibition Otto Piene & Electronic Art in New England.

For more than ten years Fred Barzyk was the Director of WGBH’s New Television Workshop. This groundbreaking program started with the production of The Medium is the Medium, the first time in the U.S. that artists were allowed in a broadcast television station. The artists included Allan Kaprow, Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, James Seawright, Thomas Tadlock and Aldo Tambellini. Each produced a short experimental video and Otto Piene’s Electronic Light Ballet is in the present exhibition, Otto Piene & Electronic Art in New England. Boston Cyberarts Director George Fifield will sit down with Barzyk and discuss this prescient program and Barzyk’s subsequent involvement with the most cutting edge artists of the time followed by a Q&A.

When: Thursday, Feb. 5th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Fred Barzyk
Free event
RSVP to  or on our Facebook event. Space is limited.

About Fred Barzyk

Fred Barzyk has produced and directed television programs for PBS, HBO, NBC, ABC, and CBS. He was awarded VENICE FILM AWARD in 1985 for best Television Director Worldwide for his HBO drama, Countdown to Looking Glass, and the PEABODY Award for the drama Tender Places. Mr. Barzyk has been noted for his work with some of America’s finest actors — Matt Dillon, Christian Slater, John Taylor Thomas, Claire Danes and others. Mr. Barzyk is also noted for his experimental work — the first double channel TV drama (two home TV’s and two broadcast channels were needed for viewing), the first interactive TV drama for Qube, and the first Video Art work.

Boston Cyberarts Special Projects, a series of ongoing projects, offer arts exhibitions, music and dance events throughout the year.

Slideluck is teaming up with Boston Cyberarts to bring you the first SLIDELUCK Boston! Submit your work today for SLIDELUCK Boston! The submission deadline is Sunday, March 1st, 2015.

Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have teamed up to create Art on the Marquee, an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. Read about Art on the Marquee here:

2015 Student Art on the Marquee

Submissions are now open for the 2015 Student Art on the Marquee program. Deadline: Feb 22, 2015.

Please join us for the opening reception of the 13th round of Art on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. The event of free and open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP here.

Up Now at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center (between State St. & Atlantic Ave.) is Chunky Frog Time by Brian Knep

Chunky Frog Time is a new generative art installation by Brian Knep, created for the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center located on Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. The Welcome Center is the visitor information center for the Boston Harbor Islands national park area. Starting Friday, June 27th and running only after sunset, the animation is of a frog swimming against the tide of time, cycling from tadpole to juvenile and back with each kick. Moving across an ever changing made-made landscape, the frog’s struggles represent the ebb and flow on the islands, as well as the relationship between nature and our idea of nature.


February 28 – April 5, 2015

Opening Reception – Friday, February 27 from 6-8pm

The history and cultural assemblage of viral digital culture has morphed significantly since the Frankfurt Museum for Applied Art added viral code to their permanent collection in 2002 and hosted the ground-breaking “I Love You – computer_viruses_hacker_culture” exhibition. A fascination with viruses, as previously witnessed in the Slovenian Pavilion at the 2001 Venice Biennale, has seeped into contemporary culture; it has “gone viral”, so to speak. In #VIRAL, this evolution is explored through the various forms in which digital art exists and through the many expressed applications of the word “viral” and “virus”.

Artworks By: Cory Arcangel, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Darius Kazemi, Caleb Larsen, Robert B. LISEK, and Sara Schnadt

Click here for exhibitions.  141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Located in the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line. 617-522-6710


The Boston Cyberarts Festival was the first and largest collaboration of artists working in new technologies in all media in North America, encompassing visual arts, dance, music, electronic literature, web art, and public art. From the first Festival in 1999 to the last in 2011, thousands of artists exhibited, performed and entertained hundreds of thousands of festival goers. Please visit the Festival Archive for highlights of the past festivals.

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