[Born in: United States / Live in: United States / Male]

Russell J. Chartier attended the College of Santa Fe. Since that time he has spent many years working in Broadcast Television working for various networks including A&E, The History Channel, YES Network and several others. He went on to study Broadcast Engineering at the Cleveland Institute of Electronics. His work in the Video Art Medium explores multiple layers and focuses
heavily on texture and color. Many of the images in his works are distorted and manipulated in various unorthodox in an attempt to create a visual depth where recognizable images will appear within the
collage of manipulated images and textures.His works are collaborations with musician and composer Paul J Botelho.

Paul J. Botelho
The work of composer Paul J. Botelho focuses on the interaction between live and computer
performance. His compositions include many varied works that utilize extende techniques, alternate tuning systems, as well as the interaction of new and old mediums. He performs as a vocalist, guitarist,and pianist, often in improvisatory situations. Botelho has composed and performed a series of one-act
operas that incorporate live acoustic instruments and electronic components. These works encompass all of his varied disciplines and represent the breadth of his work. He received his Ph.D. in Music
Composition from Princeton University, M.A. in Electro-Acoustic Music from Dartmouth College, and B.F.A in Contemporary Music Composition and Performance from the College of Santa Fe. He currently is Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Bucknell University.

An important aspect of the collaboration between Russell J. Chartier and Paul J. Botelho is the principle of synchronicity. The video artist and the composer never work directly with one another’s work during the collaboration. Only the specific duration of the piece is agreed upon and no other
communication in regard to the work is made during the collaboration. Solely upon the completion of both the video and music components is the work realized. The artists call this process a collective subconscious, a term which refers not only to the exclusionary creative actions which take place in their collaborative effort, but more broadly as the commonality that permeates betwixt the artists and
those close to them.

Russell J. Chartier + Paul J Botelho - work on year: 1999

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