Rebekkah Palov 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 time-based works with exhibitions at AMODA (Austin Museum of Digital Art) and Anthology Film Archives. In Baltimore she played in bands, did 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 artsit / 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 currently is at the Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred, NY curating, producing and facilitating Electronic Media Art. She edited the Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s journal “eContact! 13.4 Harald Bode”.
Rebekkah is a member of Carrier Band electroacoustic ensemble and her recent practice has pivoted toward dance music, lens based video documents and live-stream electroacoustic performance.