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A screening as part of the launch for the book Radical Light: Altern ative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area\, 1945-2000 


During its 30+ years of existence\, the San Francisco Art Institute's New Genres Department (formerly Performance/Video Dept.) has produced innu merable high-caliber artists and has influenced performance and conceptual art on a global scale. Simultaneously\, the department's commitment to main taining state-of-the-art production facilities has contributed to an equall y impressive output from myriad film- and video makers. Tonight's program p resents a survey of this important work. While as aggressive and sophistica ted as their performance counterpart\, the work of these artists displays a n equally ingenious and ground-breaking visual language and deals with such varied issues as formalism\, feminism\, abstract narrative\, transgressive sexuality\, personal biography and body politics. And\, drawn from three d ecades of activity\, the program comprises an historical microcosm of video technology. This begins with the industrial and broadcast cameras and behe moth Portapaks through the Hi-8 video revolution\, "cuts only" editing\, th e Amiga Toaster and Avid systems\, up to DV's utopian technological plateau . Join us for and evening of the early works and rarities of some of the fi elds' major artists including\, Jordan Biren\, Nao Bustamante\, Monet Clark \, Torsten Zenas Burns\, Cecilia Dougherty\, Didi Dunphy\, Dale Hoyt\, Andr ew Huestis\, Tony Labat\, Jennifer Locke\, Anne McGuire\, Guy Overfelt\, an d Emjay Wilson. (Dale Hoyt)


Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and Pacific Film Archive

LOCATION:PFA Theater:Pacific Film Archive\,2575 Bancroft Way Between Colle ge and Telegraph \nBerkeley \, CA 94720 SUMMARY:Radical Light\, That Little Red Dot\, Jordan Biren\, Torsten Zenas Burns\, Nao Bustamante\, Monet Clark\, Cecilia Dougherty\, Didi Dunphy\, Da le Hoyt\, Andrew Huestis\, Tony Labat\, Jennifer Locke\, Anne McQuire\, Guy Overfelt\, Emjay Wilson END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR