Ira Schneider studied experimental psychology, Brown University AB 1960, and neurophysiology, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison MA1964. Schneider produced several award winning short films before turning to video and joining Raindance. As the collectives president from 1972-1993, Schneider recorded restored many early Raindance videos which are now archived at the ZKM. He co-edited the journal “Radical Software” (1970-74).
Schneider has published the “Video Art, an Anthology”, 1976 and a book of his “Video Installations”, 2017 and produced four photography books 2014 - 17 and in 2016 published “Enjoying Depression” in print. He produced the experimental videos H2O #1 to #33.
"More or Less Related Incidents in Recent History" (1968/1976/2005/2007/2010/2017) – an ongoing regenerative, non-narrative documentary about developments in the cultural history of the United States and trends affecting world culture.
Started as 16mm film in 1968 about the painting of a boutique in Greenwich Village & the scene that evolved around it. It contrasts the news of the Viet Nam war with the 60s fashion scene. I filmed the rock’n roll sequences in 1967- 68 & passed them through an analog video echo in 1975. I finally videoed the original site in 2004 & finished editing the work in January 2005. Additional scenes have been added and the sound totally reworked in 2007. Continued additions and new scenes are included as things developed in the real world. The original location is remembered in images recorded through the years.
In 2016 it won the Berlin Short Film Festival award as best experimental work.