Rebekkah Palov is an audio and video artist who lives and works in Hornell NY. She has a range of experiences in artist and activist communities. She was a member of 1990s punk/indie/metal and third-wave feminist music communities in Washington, DC, and Olympia WA, where she played bass guitar. Her early interest was with the materials of electronic arts, instruments, and amplification. This engagement with electro-mechanical materials continued while studying experimental film and electronic music composition at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Following her BFA she worked in professional film production in Portland OR. Rebekkah also became involved with community bike shops in Austin TX, and Baltimore, MD. While in Austin and Baltimore, Rebekkah continued to make and exhibit time-based art works, played in bands, performed in experimental theatre, and exhibited video, drawing, and HTML-CSS art.
Rebekkah received her MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University. Following this, she became an artist/educator. At Kutztown University, Rebekkah was sole faculty for Time-based Experimental Media where she developed new studios and curriculum. Her students have moved onto top graduate programs, solo and group exhibitions. She is currently at the Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred, NY curating, producing time-based art and facilitating Electronic Media Art artist residencies.
Her screen, sound and performance work has been exhibited internationally including exhibition at Anthology Film Archives NYC, Mass MoCA Boston, Museum of Arts and Design NYC, The STONE NYC, Bushwick Starr NYC, Oblo Film Festival Lausanne CH, r22 Tout-monde r22.fr, SoundFjord Gallery London UK, and Digital Art Weeks Zurich CH. Rebekkah is a member of »Carrier Band« (IEA Records) electroacoustic ensemble and her on-screen performance credits include The Lollipop Generation, film by G.B. Jones, and Catalog, film by Stephanie Barber. Palov is a media arts writer and researcher, in particular, the work of Harald Bode b.1909. In her recent practice, Rebekkah has pivoted toward dance music, lens-based video documents, and live-stream electroacoustic performance.