Mr. Ira Schneider

Born 1939 in New York City. Video Artist, Photographer, lives and works in Berlin.

Ira Schneider was president of Raindance Foundation (1972 to 1994), director of the TV show Night Light TV (1980–1992), and Associate Professor at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York (1980 to 92).

Mr. Ira Schneider has been doing film and video since the 1960s.

His trilogy including The Ghost of Wittgenstein has received awards.

Schneider took part in the first group artist video exhibition in New York in 1969. There with Frank Gillette Wipe Cycle was presented. Starting in June 2017, Wipe Cycle was re-presented at ZKM, Karlsruhe, where Schneider also presents his ECHO, a visual echo where participants see their movements displaced in time.

In 1998 Schneider decided to marry his television set, SONYa. Years later he divorced and sought to marry again.

Since then, among other videos produced, Breaking News which is here presented.

A Selection of Excerpts and Ira Schneider’s Videos

included are 

  • Wipe Cycle 1969 by Frank Gillette and Ira Schneider
  • Wipe Cycle at ZKM, Karlsruhe, 30.6.2017–28.1.2018
  • ECHO 2017 by Ira Schneider
  • Excerpt from The Ghost of Wittgenstein, 1967
  • Schneider Marries His SONYa, 1998
  • Schneider To Marry, 2012
  • Breaking News, 2017
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