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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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Note : Dropout throughout due to deterioration of original recording. Description : Documentary on Jasmine Nash, an affiliate of Anna Halprin who taught street dance to students from a wide variety of backgrounds in an upstairs dance studio in the Fillmore District of San Francisco in the 1970s. Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young teachers and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1960s and...
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Note : Video levels vary as on original recording; some sections are very dark. Program ends at 00:55:00 then unrelated content to end (audio only). Description : Documentation of eight events at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art revolving around Anna Halprin and the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, including their first "Citydance" (1975-1976). Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young...
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Description : Documentation of the artist Phil Harmonic, performing for the exhibition entitled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum on July 17, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. This live performance is another in a continuing series of worldwide cultural events, prepared with the intention of helping to demystify the relationship between people and art and technology. It is a component part of the larger event entitled...
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Note : Dropout throughout due to deterioration of original recording. Description : Documentary on Xavier Nash, an affiliate of Anna Halprin who taught street dance to students from a wide variety of backgrounds in an upstairs dance studio in the Fillmore District of San Francisco in the 1970s. Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young teachers and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1960s and...
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Note : Video levels vary as on original recording; some sections are dark. Description : Baker/Rapoport/Wick was a collective of three performance artists - Mary Winder Baker, Debra Rapoport and Susan Wick. They came together to create remarkable textile-oriented performances and installations that inspired and expanded the definition of creativity in San Francisco. The location of this video was a window at Macy's in Union Square. The three female performance artists promoted the store's new...
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Note : Image is a bit dark from 00:06:00 to 00:23:00 as on original recording. Description : Documentary on California photographer Marion Patterson, who studied under Minor White, Dorothea Lange, and Ansel Adams. A collection of her photographs titled Grains of Sand was published in 2002. Patterson's photographs focus on the natural surroundings of the central California coast, the Sierras, and the deserts of the Southwest. She describes her work as "photographs of the intimate landscape,...
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Description : Documentation of a performance piece by Kevin Costello presented at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum, at the exhibition Performance/Art/Artists/Performers organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, August 14, 1975. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Accession Number : 0550-121-8901; 0550-121-8903 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given...
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Description : Documentary on photographer, theorist, curator, and publisher Lew Thomas, who, with Donna-Lee Philips in San Francisco in 1976, founded NFS Press, which published and distributed landmark conceptual photography books through the 1970s and early 1980s. Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young teachers and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1960s and 70s. It was a vibrant and...
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Description : Documentation of a performance piece by John Gillen included in the exhibition Performance/Art/Artists/Performers held at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum, August 19, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Accession Number : 0550-121-8922 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
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Description : Performance piece performed by Darryl Sapien and Michael Hinton at the University Art Museum, Berkeley, California on August 26, 1975, as part of the exhibition entitled Performance/art/artists/performers, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Darryl Sapien and Michael Hinton, in construction worker outfits, heavy boots, helmets and goggles, were strapped to a 34 foot telephone pole and worked their way down in an hour and a half, slowly splitting the pole as they descended by...
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Description : Documentation of the artist David Laurie performing for the exhibition titled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum on July 15, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Accession Number : 0550-121-8991 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission...
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Description : Documentation of artist Gene Turitz performing for the exhibition Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum on July 7, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Accession Number : 0550-121-8981 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide...
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Description : Documentation of a performance piece by Dan Ake presented at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum at the exhibition Performance/Art/Artists/Performers organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, August 12, 1975. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection : Pacific Film Archive Film and Video Collection Accession Number : 0550-121-8870; 0550-121-8872 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given...
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