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Radical Light, That Little Red Dot

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Convulsive Stripper, 1992 Performance/video Art Silent 10 Minutes
Radical Light, That Little Red Dot
Curated by: Dale Hoyt

2575 Bancroft Way
Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley , CA 94720
April 14th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
PHONE:  
510-642-0808
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
TAGS:  
video-art, performance
COST:  
$10

DESCRIPTION

http://www.sfcinematheque.org/#/archive/201104140/

A screening as part of the launch for the book Radical Light: Alternative 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 innumerable high-caliber artists and has influenced performance and conceptual art on a global scale. Simultaneously, the department's commitment to maintaining state-of-the-art production facilities has contributed to an equally impressive output from myriad film- and video makers. Tonight's program presents a survey of this important work. While as aggressive and sophisticated as their performance counterpart, the work of these artists displays an 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 decades of activity, the program comprises an historical microcosm of video technology. This begins with the industrial and broadcast cameras and behemoth Portapaks through the Hi-8 video revolution, "cuts only" editing, the 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 fields' major artists including, Jordan Biren, Nao Bustamante, Monet Clark, Torsten Zenas Burns, Cecilia Dougherty, Didi Dunphy, Dale Hoyt, Andrew Huestis, Tony Labat, Jennifer Locke, Anne McGuire, Guy Overfelt, and Emjay Wilson. (Dale Hoyt)

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque and Pacific Film Archive