Play It Again: A Screening of Performance Art Documentation 1954-1972
Play It Again was an evening of video and performance works highlighting Bay Area-based activity from the '60s and '70s. We screened footage of performance-based films to share with the public some of the complicated history of performance documentation and the critical possibilities it raises. The film line-up included a special focus on the work of former San Francisco Art Institute faculty with a discussion of the early years of the Video/Performance department.
I Change I Am the Same, 1969
Alice Ann Parker Severson
0:40 sec, 16mm, B&W, sound
Some Manipulations, 1969
3:10 min, 16 mm film on video, color, silent
Plastic Haircut, 1963
15 min, 16mm, B&W, sound
TV bed, the Everson Museum of Art, 1972
Nam Jun Paik and Charlotte Moorman
1:10 min, 16mm on video, B&W, sound
Violin Dragging, 1975 (Violin with string / Violin to be dragged on the street)
Nam Jun Paik
1:37 min, 16mm on video, color, sound
21:15 min, Video on DVD, color, sound
Organized by SFAI Exhibitions Coordinator Katie Hood Morgan
Thanks to Jeff Gunderson and Becky Alexander at the SFAI Ann Bremer Memorial Library and to Kent Long. Films courtesy Tom Marioni, the SFAI Library, and Canyon Cinema.
Presented in conjunction with current exhibition Experimental Exhibition of Modern Art to Challenge the Mid-Winter Burning Sun: Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response on view in the Walter and McBean Galleries February 8 - March 30.