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  • City Beat – Right Channel

    In this early 3-channel art video, the repetition of urban action becomes a symphony of rhythms, leading to cacophony and back. Conceived and collaboratively produced by Skip Blumberg with 12 local video artists and producers at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis. Originally a 3-TV-monitor installation in the Crystal Court at the IDS Center – a skyscraper featured in the video (Minneapolis), Institute of North America (Barcelona, Spain), Contemporary Art Museum (Chicago, and Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Continue reading

  • City Beat – Center Channel

    In this early 3-channel art video, the repetition of urban action becomes a symphony of rhythms, leading to cacophony and back. Conceived and collaboratively produced by Skip Blumberg with 12 local video artists and producers at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis. Originally a 3-TV-monitor installation in the Crystal Court at the IDS Center – a skyscraper featured in the video (Minneapolis), Institute of North America (Barcelona, Spain), Contemporary Art Museum (Chicago, and Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Continue reading

  • City Beat – Left Channel

    In this early 3-channel art video, the repetition of urban action becomes a symphony of rhythms, leading to cacophony and back. Conceived and collaboratively produced by Skip Blumberg with 12 local video artists and producers at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis. Originally a 3-TV-monitor installation in the Crystal Court at the IDS Center – a skyscraper featured in the video (Minneapolis), Institute of North America (Barcelona, Spain), Contemporary Art Museum (Chicago, and Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #201]

    [Rostenkowski raw #201]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. The tape begins at a local Chicago courthouse. Midway through, it cuts to the outside of a campaign rally for Dan Rostenkowski. Whole tape is mostly b-roll. Continue reading

  • Ronald Ray Gun

    Ronald Ray Gun

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Continue reading

  • Back to Normal

    Back to Normal

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Continue reading

  • Dr. Helen Caldicott

    Dr. Helen Caldicott

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #205]

    [Rostenkowski raw #205]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. At a rally for Rostenkowski in the field house in Chicago’s Pulaski Park (which sits in Rostenkowski’s district on Chicago’s northwest side), a candidate for judge is giving a speech offscreen while the camera captures various audience members. Next Rostenkowski gives a speech. In the speech, he discusses various issues, including: the importance of voting; the late Mayor Daley; social programs proposed by the Democrats; the importance of staying in a “changing neighborhood”; commitment to one’s neighborhood; extending the “L” to O’Hare airport (and telling the residents that it will raise the property values); and his family’s decision to stay in Chicago rather than move to Washington D.C. At around eleven minutes, a member of the camera crew on the stage knocks something over, startling Rostenkowski during his speech. The tape abruptly ends at just over fifteen minutes. Continue reading