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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA is UC Berkeley’s premier visual arts venue, presenting more than 450 film screenings, scores of public programs, and up to twenty exhibitions annually. With its vibrant and eclectic programming, BAMPFA inspires the imagination and ignites critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA’s collection includes more than 17,500 films and videos, including the largest collection of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, impressive holdings of Soviet cinema, West Coast avant-garde film, seminal video art, as well as hundreds of thousands of articles, reviews, posters, and other ephemera related to the history of film.

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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2625 Durant Avenue #2250
Berkeley, CA 94720-2250
Telephone: (510) 642-1437
Email: bampfa@berkeley.edu

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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Terry Riley and Arlo Acton
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First televised on KQED in April 1969. It was a highly effective synthesis of abstract visuals—chiefly Arlo Acton's spherical sculptures of glittering titanium—and a soundtrack on which Terry Riley played hypnotically repetitive music on a soprano saxophone together with the feedback from two tape machines. The Dilexi Series , originally broadcast over KQED in San Francisco in 1969 and 1970, represents one of the first efforts to present works created by artists specifically for television....
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Newsreel
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Description : This film is about the oppression of the Third World community in the Mission district of San Francisco, specifically seven Latino youths who were recruiting street kids into a college Brown Studies Program. Accused of killing a plainclothesman, they became victims of a press and police campaign to "clean-up" the Mission. Their defense became the foundation of a revolutionary community organization called Los Siete. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Pacific...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET)
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Feedback with jazz -- Suzanne -- Robert Creeley performs "A piece" -- I nevertheless (Sun in the eyes poem with Kyger) / Loren Sears and Joanne Kyger -- Graham tape delay--excerpt / Richard Felciano with John Graham, dancer -- Slip back into the shining sea / Loren Sears and Joanne Kyger -- Charles Olson reads from "The frontlet" -- Graham tape delay--excerpt / Richard Felciano with John Graham, dancer -- Linearity / Richard Felciano -- Descartes / Joanne Kyger.
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Media Access Center
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Description : Focus on alternate living experiments and accessible shelter materials. Home-made and hi-tech dome structures, inflatables, tipis, raps with owner-built homesteaders, building with waste materials, experimental playground constructions. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Media Access Center. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Loren Sears
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High energy, 5-layer mix from film loops of animated shapes. Music is loop composition from a Buchla Box. Film, music, direction by Loren Sears.
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Warner Jepson and Ruth Asawa
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Warner Jepson video processing experiments incorporating Ruth Asawa's folded paper and wire sculptures. http://www.warnerjepson.com/ http://www.ruthasawa.com/
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Scott Bartlett
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In the summer of 1967, Mike McNamee, Glen McKay, and Scott Bartlett met for America's first electrovideographic jam. Bartlett's film loop and McKay's light show liquids were mixed through a video effects bank and the results were filmed by McNamee directly off the studio monitor with a rented kinescope camera. Bartlett edited a portion of this material and then built a soundtrack with the help of Tom DeWitt, who had also supplied many of the original film loops, and Manny Meyer, electronic...
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Newsreel footage of San Francisco's Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915. Includes: aerial photographs, Court of the Universe, Court of the Palms, Fine Arts Palace, Sousa and his band, Court and Tower of Jewels, Court of the Four Seasons, Italian Court, arrival of the Liberty Bell, and the Exposition at night.
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Short segment from Evening Magazine on color xerography, the latest art craze, and an international copy art exhibition and workshop, curated and conducted by artist Ginny Lloyd at La Mamelle, Inc., 70 12th Street, San Francisco, June 13–July 18, 1980.
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