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Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists; the creative process; and the development of new, innovative ideas and artwork. Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through a range of programs for artists and the public, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.

Where we are is as important as what we do. Our campus comprises a cluster of artist-rehabilitated military buildings, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge at historic Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers—and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work. Our impact is evident in the lives and careers of the artists who have participated in our programs and the experiences of our visitors.

About twice a month we host public events such as open houses, exhibitions, conversations, community meals, walks, and workshops. Regardless of the format, events are designed to connect visitors to art in real time.

Contact Information:

Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Simmonds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
Telephone: (415) 331-2787
Email: info@headlands.org

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Description : Original program notes: Depicting Nature | Edgar Heap of Birds & Andy Goldsworthy | Sat May 9 1992. Moderated by Ann Chamberlain. Native and European cultures have evolved very different relations to the natural world which are reflected in aesthetic attitudes and forms of representation. What does it mean to work in and with nature as a form and subject? What is the relation of this activity to culture? Is appreciation and description of nature an individual or social...
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Description : Original program notes: Approaching: Martin Kersels | Deathcaps/One-on-One In Search of Obscure & Dangerous Desire, Sun June 14 1998. In conjunction with the survey show of his work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (June 13 - Aug 23 1998) conceptual/performance/installation artist Martin Kersels will extend a slide-accompanied overview of his work into a simultaneous one-on-one basketball game with audience members who accept his challenge; in addition, the audience will be...
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Description : Original program notes: Trespassing Sign | A Multimedia Presentation on Hobo Subculture | Weds June 30 1999 | With filmmaker Bill Daniel and painter Margaret Kilgallen. Inspired by their shared interest in hobo folklore, experimental filmmaker Bill Daniel and painter Margaret Kilgallen will deliver a multimedia presentation on train yard subculture - a world of tramps, freight-hopping, graffiti, and oral tradition - and its influence in their own creative work. Focusing on train...
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Description : Original program notes: Haida Project | Sept 1 - Nov 30 1990. The Haida Project is a series of events exploring the 10,000 year old culture of the Haida people from the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Haida sculptors Jim Hart and Reg Davidson will be in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts from September 1 through November 30, 1990. Carving large red cedar logs, Hart will make a totem pole and Davidson will make a canoe. Carving sessions are open to the public...
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Description : Lecture by Artist in Residence Dave Hickey. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. This work is accessible for the purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright...
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Description : Original program notes: The Artist as Trickster: The Creative Personality in Contemporary Society | Lewis Hyde | Weds June 20 1990. Lewis Hyde, the author of The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property and a book of poems, This Error is the Sign of Love, is researching Trickster myths. The Trickster, found all over the world, is known as Coyote in North America, Hermes in Greece, Krishna in India, the Monkey in China and Loki in Scandinavia. It is both creative and...
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Description : Original program notes: Fauna on Film: A Phylogenic Tree | Sun April 5 1998. Mark Dion and Marina McDougall will explore how our own human, rather than animal, nature is inevitably revealed in conceptions of the animal other. This mini-survey of the animal film genre includes clips from Disney's True Life Adventure Series; Ant City; and Koko: A Talking Gorilla. Mark Dion's site-specific work has focused on his interest in and concern for the environment as well as the fields...
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Description : Original program notes: Talking Drum | Chris Brown and DJ eddie DEF | Sun May 23 1999. Composer Chris Brown and an ensemble of Bay Area musicians will take guests on an acoustic exploration of a historic military bunker in an outdoor performance of Talking Drum at Battery Wallace in the Marin Headlands. Talking Drum is an interactive electronic sound piece in which musicians play a network of four small computer music systems installed outdoors. The computer instruments run...
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Description : Original program notes (compiled from multiple sources): Earshot | Projects by the 1987 Artists in Residence | Saturday & Sunday March 26 & 27 1988. The Keeping of Bees is Like the Directing of Sunshine Installation/Performance Collaboration, Joanna Haigood and Mark Thompson. Joanna Haigood is director of Zaccho Dance Theater and has performed her environmentally inspired choreography in Paris, New York, Atlanta, Houston, and San Francisco. On the weekend of March 26 and...
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Description : Original program notes: Archiving Humans | Harrell Fletcher, Jon Rubin, and Nancy Rockafellar | Sun May 31 1998. Artists Harrell Fletcher and Jon Rubin, and historian Dr. Nancy Rockafellar, will discuss the effects of human attempts to collect and organize information about other humans. Some of the representative topics will include anthropological records (stored at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco) regarding Ishi, last of the Yahi tribe of Native Americans (a subject of local...
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Additional Title : Mildred Howard & Faith Mitchell Description : Original program notes: Cultural Memory / Personal Memory | Mildred Howard & Faith Mitchell | Weds May 16 1990 Mildred Howard, an installation artist, will discuss the use of personal memory, language, architecture, artifacts, and narrative in her work. She has created pieces which include The Storefront Church in Mill Valley and Taps. Both draw imagery and narrative from everyday objects to make personally meaningful...
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Note : Wrinkles on tape at several points. Video goes out of focus at several points as recorded. Description : Interview with Headlands' first executive director, Jennifer Dowley - sound and moving image. Additional Description : Note on original labels: t01: "Part one. Rodeo Rm." t02: "Pt. 2. Rodeo Rm. Kitchen." Source : 2 Tapes of 2: Betacam SP Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pat Ferrero and Headlands Center for the Arts. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
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Description : Original program notes: Salon: The Space Around Us | Tues June 24 2003, Julie Mehretu and Bruce Tomb. Two artists present work that investigates the realm of architecture, space, and public structures. Both artists address the space we inhabit, with either two-dimensional or three-dimensional work. Current AIR Julie Mehretu's paintings use an explosive language of mapping filled with airport diagrams, architectural blueprints and axonometric plans that reflect a converging chaos...
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Description : Original program notes: Mechanical Songs Between Light and Shadows | Laetitia Sonami | Sun March 14 1999. Composer and sound artist Laetitia Sonami, with guest saxophonist John Ingle, will share the results of her latest musical work in a presentation at HCA's Fort Barry Building 961. In this unique performative piece, Laetitia will "conduct" mechanical shadows, lights and sound-producing motors controlled by computer and manipulated via a wired lady's evening glove,...
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Description: Using the Headlands as a focus, this film includes San Francisco-based environmental artist Tim Collins (Artist in Residence for Architecture/Environment during 1992) talking about the natural world supporting our societal lifestyle and economic well-being by reflecting on the lifestyles found here in California. Working across art, sense, and philosophy to develop projects related to nature, culture, and public space, Collins created Levitation, a 16-foot beam balanced 8-feet out...
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Note : There are dropouts and chroma shifts as on the tape. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. This work is accessible for the purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that...
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Note : Program is dark during slide show. Audio occasionally low as recorded. Description : Mathew Coolidge, the author of The Nevada Test Site: A Guide to America's Nuclear Proving Ground, will present material on large scale military land use in the western United States, and will discuss a new Artist in Residence program next to a former bombing range in Wendover, Utah. Richard Misrach will discuss his 1990 proposal to convert a military bombing range in Nevada into a national park as...
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Description : Original program notes: Recasting History: Where Holiness Resides | Saturday, April 11 | 4PM | 1992 | Audio tape | 60 minutes Producer: Pat Ferrero Malcolm Margolin, Dr. Henri Mann, Frank LaPena & Reverend Michael Merriman In Native belief, the earth and everything on it are considered sentient. People are made of the same material, blessed with the same kind of spirit as are animals, plants, rivers, and mountains. For people who have lived on the same land for thousands of...
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Description : Original program notes: Theories and Sources of the Origin of the Bay Area Mary Hill, Lanny and Esther Pinola, Weds March 21 1990. Geologist Mary Hill has extensively studied and researched the geologic history of the Bay Area and has authored many books for the interested non-geologist. She will discuss the Bay Area's geologic substructure and origins. A Mill Valley resident for 30 years, she is the creator of "Barrier Beach,"a 1975 film which observes the natural land...
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Description : This and other Headlands Talks in 1991 investigated the theme of community, specifically economic, cultural, and social interactions. This tape is a recording of Guillermo Gomez Peña and Carrie Mae Weems entitled, "Who Is Our Community? New Cultural Models in a Multicultural Society." This was a multi-media performance and lecture exploring the development of border culture, its images, meaning and strategies for subverting border cultural...
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Description : Original program notes: Imperial San Francisco | Gray Brechin | Weds June 6 1990. Gray Brechin will discuss the Bay Area, both as an Arcadian Idyll and as the Imperial City of the West Coast which has been instrumental in the conquest of the Pacific Rim. He will focus on the inherent attitudes reflected in our turn-of-the-century architecture and thought. Gray is a writer, geographer and historian. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he is working on a book entitled Imperial San Francisco...
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Description: San Francisco-based photographer and Artist in Residence during Winter 1991, Lukas Felzmann combines photography with sculpture, found objects, and natural material. This nomination is important to the local history of the San Francisco Bay Area as this documentation showcases a full installation at the Headlands Center for the Arts. The Room for Endangered Species is an installation at the Headlands Center for the Arts with 12 camera obscura projections and text. According to...
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Description : Artist talk. Leonard Hunter is a founding Board Member of Headlands Center for the Arts, a significant Bay Area arts and cultural organization. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
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Description : Original program notes: Next of Kin: The Wong Family | Flo, Nellie and William Wong | Sun May 19 1996. Families are among the most important places where traditions are taught, challenged and rethought. The first of HCA's series examining how creativity is passed on and transformed by family members will focus on visual artist Flo Oy Wong, poet/activist Nellie Wong and journalist William Wong. Raised in Oakland's Chinatown, these siblings have all recently journeyed to their...
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Description : Kathryn Reasoner (former Direcor of Headlands), Charles Amirkhanian (former Director of Djerassi), Carol Law, Peter Richards Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or...
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Note : Dropouts and text on screen as on tape. Problems with camera focus and framing throughout. Additional Title : Headlands Center for the Arts / Summer Camp Description : In August of 1988 children ages 9 to 13 were invited to enroll in a summer camp at Headlands Center for the Arts. The environment of the Marin Headlands, 13,000 acres of open, coastal wilderness became the back drop and resource for the uniquely designed program that blended art-making with the natural environment. The...
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Description : Original program notes: October 23 – The Pastoral in the English Garden: Capturing the Golden Age These lectures will survey the way visual arts have shaped and reflected our understanding of the natural world and our place in it from the scientific revolution to deep ecology. They will move from Claude and Poussin to Beuys and Helen and Newton Harrison. Rebecca Solnit is currently a Writer in Residence at the Center. She has recently completed a book on the California avant...
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Description : Headlands Artist talk. David Ireland, a significant contemporary artist who lived, worked, and completed multiple notable projects in San Francisco, was a founding artist of Headlands Center for the Arts, a significant Bay Area arts and cultural organization. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy...
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Note : Program recorded at very low level. Description : In 1987, Headlands' art talks were presentations by visual artists, writers, performers, and other actively involved in creating work that addresses contemporary social and cultural issues. This tape of Bill Fontana was a discussion of the history and development of "Sound Sculpture Through the Golden Gate," a live acoustical portrait of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Farallones Islands installed at Headlands Art Center and the...
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Note : Bernie Lubell, Dean MacCannell, and Juliet Flower MacCannell interview on Part 1. Jennifer Dowley interview on Part 2. Description : Jennifer Dowley on KALW-FM regarding "You Are Here (You Think) A San Francisco Bus Tour". Description of original performance: The focus of the 1994 Headlands Talks is our urban environment. Throughout the year, we will continue to feature collaborative, interdisciplinary ventures that imaginatively address life in the city. Join visual artist...
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Note : Audio levels are occasionally low as recorded. Description : Video footage from a farewell party / event celebrating Jennifer Dowley, Headlands' first executive director. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. This work is accessible...
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Note : Dropouts, head switching, and chroma shifts as on the tape. Video fades used throughout performance. Description : The 1993 series of Headlands Talks focused on the theme of sustainability, from a variety of perspectives including agriculture, medicine, philosophy and ethics, urban planning, and waste management. Wendy Jeanne Burch, Shinko Koyama, Ingeborg Weinmann, and Tim White join Joe Catalano to perform a site specific performance in celebration of the summer solstice. The...
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Source : 1 Tape of 1: 8mm video Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. This work is accessible for the purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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Note : Right channel recorded at lower level for much of program and occasionally drops out entirely. Gap in program in Part 3 from 00:31:54-00:32:26 with heavy buzzing during this section. Description : Throughout 1992, the Columbus Quincentennial, Headlands programing focused on the theme of Cultural Encounters. This program examined the question of discovery and conquest, bringing together Native and non-Native thinkers, artists, environmentalists, and activists to discuss contrasting views...
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Description : Original program notes: History of the Forts | Sun August 15 1993 | Park Ranger, Historian John Martini. Troops who served at forts in the Marin Headlands from the 1930s to the Vietnam era will share their memories of everyday military life. Veterans will join John Martini for this informal reunion, filled with reminiscences and stories. This event is organized in cooperation with the Sausalito Centennial celebration. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected...
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Description : Original program notes: Talking Trash | Joe Garbarino & Mierle Ukeles | Sun Dec 5 1993. How can activists and artists work together in developing broader responsibility for the treatment of the trash that we create daily? Joe Garbarino is an avid recycling activist and the director of the renowned Marin Recycling Center in San Rafael. This multimillion dollar complex is recycling more of the refuse it receives than any other recycling center in the United States. Mierle...
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Note : A part of this recording is missing because the original tape could not be transferred at this time. The last 9 minutes of part 2 has no content. Description : Original program notes: Potluck Dinner: Malcolm Margolin and Jim Melchert in Conversation | Weds May 17 1989. Malcolm Margolin, author of The Ohlone Way, has been influential in providing insights into the life and perception of California Indians. Jim Melchert is an active figure in the Bay Area arts community, as an artist and a...
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Note : Dropouts and tearing in the video as on the tape. Inconsistent video levels with daylight levels changing throughout as on the program. Breakup and unrelated program at end of tape. Description : In 1994, the focus of the Headlands Talks was our urban environment, more specifically, The City: Collaborative Visions. In The Idea of Risk, the Risk coordinator, Rene Yañez organized an afternoon of performances, installations, and site-specific events throughout the Headlands campus. Yañez...
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Description : Open space comes at a premium in the city and is often shared by those who live and work in the neighborhood that surrounds it. By designing urban plazas so that they respond to the character and needs of a community, it is possible to transform physical spaces into vital, sustainable areas. (From 1994) Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or...
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Description : This journal documents the early commissions in Building 944 between 1986 and 1989 and includes documentation of the commissions by David Ireland with Mark Thompson and Mark Mack (Eastwing, Rodeo Room - 1986-87), Interim Office of Architecture (John Randolph and Bruce Tomb) between (Latrine, 1987-88) and Ann Hamilton (Mess Hall, 1989-1990). Source : 46 Pages of 46: Book (8.5 x 11 in.) Series Title : Headlands Journal Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in...
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Description : Artist talk. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. This work is accessible for the purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Description : Original program notes: Seeing Us as You Would Like Us to Be: Tourism and Encounters with Others, Sat March 7 4PM | 1992, Dean MacCannell, Hartman Lomawaima & Janeen Antoine. For survival, many Native artists are forced to manufacture works for the tastes of an ever increasing tourist trade. What is the relation of these goods to works produced in a tribal context? How has the modern market of museums, collectors, and tourists effected how Indians represent themselves? Given...
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Note : Speaker is very low in the original recording. Description : Original program notes: Mary Miss | Art Talks | May 9 1987. Nationally known public artist from New York City will conduct a day-long workshop for artists, architects, critics, and arts administrators. Mary will show slides of past work and lead an informal discussion on public art issues. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction...
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Note : Incomplete. Some voices recorded at very low level. Description : Over the weekend of November 15 and 16 nearly 120 people attended the Center's first Symposium. A diverse group of speakers presented their notions of place: how to define it; how it is developed, destroyed, rediscovered; its multi-sensory appeal; its relationship to time and history. The overall effect was a layering of impressions. In an attempt to collect the salient points of each presentation and to provide a critical...
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Note : Performance begins at 00:01:59. Dropouts as on the tape. Audio levels vary with some peaking. Description : This performance included composer and musician John Ingle and sculptor Mike Meyers in Headlands' Gym as part of their ongoing musical and visual collaborations investigating time and place. Their work developed in the real-time of the creative process and referred visually and aurally to the space in which it happened. Special guests Silt joined to perform the new site-specific...
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Description : Original program notes: Headlands Talks | Headlands Talks is a series of lectures that explore attitudes toward the land and natural environment, focusing on the Bay Area. The talks will introduce the public to a broad range of ideas from the fields of art, anthropology, literature, philosophy, and science. The series will explore the underlying natural, cultural, and social factors that have framed the Bay Area. Speakers will address changes in attitudes and recommend action to...
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Note : Varying audio levels as recorded. Levels especially low on Parts 7-9. Description : The U.S. leads the world in imprisoning its citizens. California leads the nation in numbers of prisoners. If the "three strikes" law holds, we will soon be spending more money keeping people in prison than sending them to college. Yet correctional officers admit that increased incarceration doesn't make our streets safer. Co-organized by artist/activist Richard Kamler and Headlands Program...
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Description : This program, taped at Headlands Center for the Arts featured Fred Wilson, Tim Burgard (Timonthy Anglin Burgard), and Kathleen McLean in conversation. Fred Wilson is a New York-based artist whose work reveals the hidden racism within museological practice through examination of collections, language and other factors. He received a MacArthur "genius" grant in 1999. The discussion features an analysis of the roles that race and class play in the exhibitions and...
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Note : Breakup and wrinkles throughout. Reflections from camera lens and lens edge showing towards the beginning of Part 1. Description : Documentation of a Headlands' Open House for the public. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: Betacam SP Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pat Ferrero and Headlands Center for the Arts. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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Description : Jock Reynolds is a significant figure in the founding of Headlands Center for the Arts; lecture from the earliest days of Headlands' public existence. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:34. Breakup from 00:03:56-00:04:00. Lens edge visible towards end of tape. Description : Documentation of artists' work. Source : 1 Tape of 1: Betacam SP Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pat Ferrero and Headlands Center for the Arts. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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Description : The content of the journals includes: interviews with artists in residence, essays by Headlands' staff, transcripts of public programs, images and ephemera from artists in residence, and more. The journals also document the grounding and inspirational force of the 13,000 acres of wild coastal hills and valleys that surround Center and illustrates the original staff, artists, and board members' goal to create an organization that better understands the interdependence of place,...
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Note : Background noise. Occasional breaks in recording. Description : The focus of the 1994 Headlands Talks is our urban environment. Throughout the year, we will continue to feature collaborative, interdisciplinary ventures that imaginatively address life in the city. Join visual artist Bernie Lubell and Cultural Studies scholars Dean MacCannell and Juliet Flower MacCannell for a bus tour that challenges standard tourist practices. These unconventional guides will address what constitutes...
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Description : Original program notes: Technology: Means and Ends | Chico MacMurtrie & Alan Rath | Weds Sept 5 1990. For many artists, technology is a modern metaphor with the power to alienate as well as enchant. Alan Rath and Chico MacMurtrie will discuss the use of the human body as image and metaphor in their work, and technology as an extension of human senses. Chico MacMurtrie's work has evolved from paint to puppets to robots creating personal mythology in a technological culture....
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Description : Side A: 10/5 Public Art Sande / Doug Side B: Percival + Hollis Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. This work is accessible for the purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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Description : This art talk is with Headlands Center for the Arts' first international resident. Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. This work is accessible for the purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright...
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by Oliveros, Pauline
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Description: This nomination showcases an important lens into the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music in California. Nzinga is a play with music and pageantry by Oliveros' partner, Ione, which incorporates the 300 years of the mixing of cultures of Angola, Portugal, and Salvador of Bahia, Brazil. What links them together is the character of Nzinga Mbandi, a 17th century androgynous Angolan queen who had to dress as a king to rule and succeed in keeping colonial powers...
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Description : Artist talk Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing or trademarks. This work is accessible for the purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Description : Kathryn Reasoner, Charles Amirkhanian, Carol Law, Peter Richards Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
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Description : The content of the journals includes: interviews with artists in residence, essays by Headlands' staff, transcripts of public programs, images and ephemera from artists in residence, and more.  This journal contains various interviews and documents the programming and work of artists in 1990. Source : 54 Pages of 54: Book (8.5 x 11 in.) Series Title : Headlands Journal Digitized by  California Revealed .
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Description : The content of the journals includes: interviews with artists in residence, essays by Headlands' staff, transcripts of public programs, images and ephemera from artists in residence, and more. The journals also document the grounding and inspirational force of the 13,000 acres of wild coastal hills and valleys that surround Center and illustrates the original staff, artists, and board members' goal to create an organization that better understands the interdependence of place,...
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Description : Gang Violence is an increasing source of terror and emotional anguish within urban neighborhoods recognizing that gang life provides comradely entertainment and a means of economic survival, many urban peacemakers attempt to redirect these desires into creative community building projects. Nane Alejandrez is a former gang member who graduated UC Santa Crus with a degree in Community Studies. Jordan Simmons and Redge Greet are artists / teachers at East Bay Center for the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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by Kahn, Ned
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Description: This video is particularly important to local California history because it showcases the skills of San Francisco-based artist Ned Kahn, the apprentice to Frank Oppenheimer, who was the founder of the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco. Using the lessons learned from his mentor and Kahn's interests in alternate realities and awakening a sense of the mystery that exists in everyday phenomena, Digital Wind is an installation at the Headlands mimicking the currents and spirit that...
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Description : The content of the journals includes: interviews with artists in residence, essays by Headlands' staff, transcripts of public programs, images and ephemera from artists in residence, and more. The journals also document the grounding and inspirational force of the 13,000 acres of wild coastal hills and valleys that surround Center and illustrates the original staff, artists, and board members' goal to create an organization that better understands the interdependence of place,...
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Note : Panel presentation begins 00:21:42 on Part 1. Audience questions recorded at very low level. Description : Features Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses. Additional Description : Notes on original tapes: "Goodman 2." t01: "1st side: Welcome - Donna Graves; Martha Senger; Paul Sussman; Joel Mackey. 2nd side: Michael Pyatok; Joshua Simon." t02: "Side 3: Rick Lowe; beginning of questions. Side 4: questions." Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be...
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Description : The content of the journals includes: interviews with artists in residence, essays by Headlands' staff, transcripts of public programs, images and ephemera from artists in residence, and more. The journals also document the grounding and inspirational force of the 13,000 acres of wild coastal hills and valleys that surround Center and illustrates the original staff, artists, and board members' goal to create an organization that better understands the interdependence of place,...
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by Malpede, John
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Description: This video is important to the influential activist politics of California's diverse socio-economic system. John Malpeda (California-based Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence during Summer 1997) is the founding Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD). Founded in Los Angeles' Skid Row in 1985, the LAPD is the first performance group in the nation comprised primarily of homeless and formerly homeless people. John used his residency at the Marin Headlands to...
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by Klein, Sarah; Scott, Alan
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Description: This video is important to the cultural heritage of local California history. In Marin County. The Brick Oven Bread Bakers Conference, organized by Sarah Klein (California-based Affiliate Artist in Film, New Media, and Video from 2002-2005) and Alan Scott (a noted bread-oven builder and baker from east Marin), highlights the community of Marin County by bringing together communities from Sonoma, Sausalito, and San Francisco to educationally engage the audience through the art of...
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by Sainte-Marie, Buffy; Sneed, Cathy
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Description: This nomination provides viewers a glimpse into the natural environment of the San Francisco Bay Area via a 1993 public program at Headlands Center for the Arts. Part of a public program series focused on the theme of Sustainability, this program is inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Marin Headlands and the powerful feelings that they evoke, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Cathy Sneed discuss and explore health, one's internal condition, and their relationship to the environment...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Guillard, Veronique
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Description: As a San Francisco-based multimedia performance artist, Guillard (Artist in Residence in 1991) uses the unique pattern, colors, and air of the Marin Headlands as a theater space to stage the emotions that appears out of images sculpted in space and time. Her three-set, site-specific piece highlights the intimate environment and Landscape of the Headlands' interaction with the human form: from the Gymnasium at the Headlands to the hills to the infinite horizon of the ocean at Rodeo...
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by Corbitt, Wayne
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Description: This work was created by Wayne Corbitt, a prominent Bay Area writer and performance poet whose work has been informed by the AIDS Pandemic in California and the challenges it manifested in his own life. Furthermore, he presents work based on the brief life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. This performance, which we assume was performed at Headlands, used images of Basquiat's explosive paintings as backdrops for Corbitt's meditations on survival and self-determination. A Fish With...
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by Krindler, Josh; Wilson, Darryl
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Description: This is a poetry reading by Ines Hernandez and Darryl Babe Wilson and talk exploring the important educational insights of the tribulations and positive aspects of Californian Native American history and its value as a source of inspiration for Native artists today. Ines Hernandez is a Nez Perce/Tejana writer. Hernandez discussed her work in oral history and photographic archival research, which she conducted with and about her family on the Nimipu (Nez Perce) side. Darryl Babe...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description: In 1989 the Headlands Center for the Arts began sponsoring a program for children in the Sausalito public school with the goal of stimulating literacy in all its forms. In this recording, children involved in the Literacy Project from the Martin Luther Jr. School proudly read their poetry developed during the project. This nomination is paired with a series of photographs documenting the program. Call Number: Tape 4
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