Electron Movers Installations 1974 -1977

excerpt from article by Laurie McDonald

The five members of The Electron Movers bring to video thorough backgrounds in many disciplines.

Robert Jungels comes to video with a literary background. He attended Iowa State’s writer’s workshop and edited a poetry magazine in Chicago. He went to the Rhode Island School of Design in 1963 to team teach a course in design and later involved himself in filmmaking, photography, and television. He had his own television show in Boston that dealt with art and design. In 1971 he began an experimental television studio at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Dorothy Jungels comes from a visual arts and dance background. She has done printmaking, sculpture, puppetry, ballet, and modern dance. In 1973 Dorothy became involved in the integration of video and dance. She had been teaching and documenting dance techniques by means of video through the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. From her artistic experience she created a series of pieces with other artists that brought dance and video together in a new language.

Laurie McDonald has a background in musical and visual arts with many years of formal musical training and a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1971 Laurie started experimenting with film and its relation to musical composition. She eventually involved herself with experimental video and electronic music. Much of her work is realized on the Moog, Arp, and Buchla synthesizers. She has had many shows of her video work in the United States and Canada.

Dennis Hlynsky comes from a visual arts background. He works with drawing, graphics, and photography in addition to video. His work is a balance between a visual exploration of graphic space and his own private realities. He is the 1974 recipient of the Grants in Aid to Individual Artists by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He is also a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Alan Powell comes from a formal visual arts background. He spent many years exploring tile sculpture, painting, drawing, and film media. His major concentration is the creation of environments which alter or redirect the viewer’s perception. These environments were recreated on paper, canvas, three-dimensionally, and with video. In 1971 Alan began using video to explore and reprocess the environment in which he lives. He now holds a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.