Undervolt & Co
New label for video art to release works as albums - teaser video embedded below:
Undervolt & Co. is a label for video artists. We curate and distribute video art in easily downloadable formats.
Our intention is not to distribute short videos individually, but rather release our artists’ videos in exclusive packages. In this way, the videos become more of an album curated by the artist, along with a playlist file so the videos will be viewed in a desired order. Undervolt & Co.’s video albums will also contain original PDF booklets or posters with exclusive printable artwork specifically created for each title. The album download is a .zip file containing .mp4 videos in a folder along with a PDF booklet (including images, writings, etc.) In a saturated world of video viewing sites, video art can often be overlooked as an art form and we aim to give it the credit it deserves.
Grace Hopper (1906-1992) was a pioneering computer scientist as well as a member of the Navy Reserve (and she was the oldest female member of the armed forces!). Hopper created the COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) program, allowing computers to communicate with language instead of just numbers.
Hopper is credited with a bunch of other computer-y stuff (see: team for UNIVAC I, the second commercial computer created in the U.S., working compiler, etc, etc.) ans, if that’s not good enough for you, there is also a Navy destroyer named after her.