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  • [St. Mark’s in the Bowery Poetry Project Art Auction 1]

    [St. Mark’s in the Bowery Poetry Project Art Auction 1]

    Footage of an auction of artworks by some of the most renowned and influential artists of the early 1970s. Featuring a performance by Allen Ginsberg.

  • [St. Mark’s in the Bowery Poetry Project Art Auction 2]

    [St. Mark’s in the Bowery Poetry Project Art Auction 2]

    00:01 A performance of Kenward Elmslie’s poem “Girl Machine.” 05:39 Allen Ginsberg displays materials of his that will be put up for auction.  06:55 The emcee auctions off unidentified works. 9:05 Allen Ginsberg performs a song/composition. 10:37 The emcee auctions off the manuscript that Ginsberg just performed. 12:38  The very end of a reading by Jerry Rubin. 13:27 Auctions of unidentified works and a painting by Christo, sculptures by Carl Andre and Alan Shields. 17:27 A reading by Jerry Rubin. […]

  • [Charles Simonds Building, March 27 1973]

    [Charles Simonds Building, March 27 1973]

    Artist Charles Simonds constructs a miniature building on the streets of New York while a crowd of children gather around him and ask questions about his work.

  • Paper Press

    Paper Press

    Documents the activities of a Chicago artist-run, non-profit organization fostering experimental hand papermaking and artists’ collaborations. Shows the process of making paper by hand. Includes interviews with co-directors Marilyn Sward, Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg and other artists. The videowas made in three versions: English, Spanish and American Sign Language. (note: Paper Press served as the proto-type for the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book &
    Paper Arts, established in 1993 with Marilyn Sward as its Director)

  • La Maestra:  Maria Luisa Michel Almonte

    La Maestra: Maria Luisa Michel Almonte

    Maria Almonte immigrated from Mexico to Chicago’s Pilsen–Little Village neighborhood in 1950. An
    artist/teacher, she supported her family from her flower shop business and became a leader in the
    educational and cultural life of the community. She taught traditional arts, crafts, and practical skills

    like dress-making in settlement houses, in community workshops and in her own studio. At the age of
    70 she continued to teach and act on her belief that artistic expression is a powerful tool for
    developing cultural identity and individual self-esteem. The video shows Ms. Almonte in community-
    sponsored workshops teaching neighborhood residents how to make traditional cut-paper ornaments
    and how to design clothing. In the hall of a local church her students model their creations and receive
    recognition. Produced, directed and edited by Eleanor Boyer and Karen Peugh. Partially funded by
    the Illinois Arts Council and the Center for New Television with a Joyce Foundation grant.
    Gold Can Award, Chicago Access Corporation, 1986; Certificate of Merit, Chicago International
    Film Festival, 1984

  • Sun Foundation: Performing Arts Workshop / The Contemporary Approach to Raku

    Sun Foundation: Performing Arts Workshop / The Contemporary Approach to Raku

    Two short documentaries filmed at the Sun Foundation Art in the Woods workshops in summer 1978.

  • Ed Paschke: The Artist Behind the Mask

    Ed Paschke: The Artist Behind the Mask

    The WTTW Journal documentary on Chicago artist Ed Paschke. Host Marty Robinson and narrator Ken Nordine explore the contrasts and contradictions of Ed Paschke’s life.

  • Message to the Grassroots: There’s a Message in that Rap!

    Message to the Grassroots: There’s a Message in that Rap!

    An episode of Message to the Grassroots, a cable access talk show produced & hosted by Michael Zinzun from 1988-1998 at Pasadena Community Access Corporation, which is now Pasadena Media.

 
 
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