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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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Apr 19, 2019 BAMPFA Art Lab Direct Animation Workshop
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16mm Cameraless and Direct Animation Filmmaking with Low Light/Black Hole In this workshop led by members of Oakland’s Low Light Darkroom and Black Hole Collective Film Lab, participants use constructive and destructive processes such as painting, collage, bleaching, and scratching to create a work of art directly on the surface of a 16mm film strip. https://bampfa.org/event/16mm-cameraless-and-direct-animation-filmmaking-low-lightblack-hole
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Rupert Garcia, Enrique Chagoya, and Nathan Oliveira dig deep on the problems and contradictions of the Enlightenment as shown in the work of Francisco Goya and relate their personal awakenings as artists responding to the everyday political struggles in the U.S. and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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During the exhibition On Painting: The Work of Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown (1992) at the University Art Museum in Berkeley (now BAMPFA), a series of talks was organized by Director of Education and Academic Relations Sherry Goodman. Sculptor Manuel Neri was invited to give a talk about Joan Brown, his former spouse (1962–1966) and artistic collaborator. They met at the San Francisco Art Institute and were members of the artist-run cooperative Six Gallery in San Francisco in the 1950s. This...
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On April 14, 1991, Cahuilla Bird Singers performed for the public at the University Art Museum in Berkeley (now BAMPFA) as part of the exhibition Lewis de Soto / MATRIX 144: The Language of Paradise. http://archive.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/144 Over the past ten years Lewis de Soto has explored the theme of the individual's relation to the infinite cosmos. His art embodies insights obtained from Renaissance sacred architecture and the traditions of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism. As such,...
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This audio recording documents the morning symposium for the exhibition Made in U.S.A.: An Americanization in Modern Art, the '50s & '60s, which took place on April 25, 1987 at the University Art Museum, Berkeley (now BAMPFA). The panel discussion was comprised of active participants in events of the 1950s and 60s and people well known for their incisive, challenging thoughts and creative output on this period. Introduced by exhibition curator Sidra Stich, the session panelists included UC...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Feb 8, 2018 BAMPFA
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Visiting Berkeley for his MATRIX 131 exhibition at the University Art Museum (now BAMPFA), September 15–November 17, 1989, German artist Stefan Kürten speaks with curator Larry Rinder about San Francisco, his artistic practice, and what it means to be an artist working away from home in a different country. He also talks about the differences between the art communities in San Francisco and Düsseldorf. Stefan Kürten's art borrows from traditions that might be labeled Romantic, Folk, or...
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Apr 24, 2013 University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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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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Apr 24, 2013 University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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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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Apr 24, 2013 University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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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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Apr 24, 2013 University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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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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Apr 24, 2013 University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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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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Apr 24, 2013 University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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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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Apr 24, 2013 University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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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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