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The iotaCenter is pursuing its mission through four programs: Community, Exhibition, Research and Preservation.

The iotaCenter is also a network of people and resources relevant to this art form. Through our website, online discussion group and email newsletter, iota fosters a vibrant international community of artists, scholars and educators. Everyone interested in this art form is invited to join.

The iotaCenter is bringing these rarely seen works to an ever-growing audience through its traveling screening series KINETICA and a series of videotape releases called KINETICA Video Library. The latest release in this series is a DVD compilation of Jules Engel's Selected Works.

Continuing in the tradition of the inspirational work of Dr. William Moritz, The iotaCenter is actively supporting research in the newly re-discovered art of Visual Music. Our current projects focus on the life and work of Jules Engel, Adam Beckett and others.

The artifacts of film and video are fleeting and there are countless titles that are in need of preservation before they are lost forever. In association with The Academy Film Archive and funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation, iota has preserved more than 30 titles to date, including films by John and James Whitney, Jordan Belson, Pat O'Neill, Mary Ellen Bute, Hy Hirsh and Jules Engel.

My camera is an inner camera which doesn't do very well when it points out at external reality. I'm trying to focus on something and bring it back alive from the uncharted areas of the inner image, inner space.
-Jordan Belson
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