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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 #203]

    [Rostenkowski raw #203]

    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 footage is from a rally for Rostenkowski in the field house in Chicago’s Pulaski Park (which sits in Rostenkowski’s district on Chicago’s northwest side). Rostenkowski acknowledges the camera crew’s presence while on stage and has the audience give a round of applause to Tom Weinberg. He then introduces Judge Robert J. Sulski, who is running for retention (re-election). Sulski reminds the audience that a judge running for retention needs to gain 60% of the vote to win. Rostenkowski reiterates what Sulski said. Rosty next introduces Nick Melas, the president of the Chicago Sanitary District, who is running for reelection. Continue reading