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  • Joel Klaff at Historical Society

    Joel Klaff at Historical Society

    Tom Palazzolo documents Joel Klaff’s (aka Guy Taylor) performance art piece, “Guy Taylor’s Fashion Fables”, during a Chicago Historical Society Function.

  • No Traffic (Part 2 of 2)

    No Traffic (Part 2 of 2)

    Performance artists stage an action called “No Traffic” in the middle of a construction site in Montreal and are arrested. Footage continues from tape 15280.

  • No Traffic 1 of 2

    No Traffic 1 of 2

    Performance artists stage an action called “No Traffic” in the middle of a construction site on St. Lawrence Blvd. in Montreal.

  • Kalyian


    “Kalyian was inspired by the blind princess from the island of Samar, a freedom fighter and founder of the Philippine martial art Kali. Blind since birth, this legendary princess possessed an extraordinary sixth sense and sensitivity towards energy and life forces that she could not be defeated by even the fiercest of warriors. Kalyian is a modern-day personification of the female warrior spirit. It depicts the timeless battle of women, whose inherent warrior qualities are first fought, then realized, and eventually developed into harmony with the total self. It is the same force that gives women of this nature, the strength to survive and succeed. Kalyian combines technology with techniques drawn from Kabuki Theater, dance and Kali to depict both a primordial and futuristic sensibility.

    In the tape, Kalyian encounters a figure clothed in black, face concealed. Narrow beams of light cut across a darkened space. Like two cats, they move about, appearing and disappearing into the shadows. At one point, the figure in black eludes her by leading her into a maze. As soon as Kalyian enters the maze, the space becomes alive; a montage of images bombards her. She responds instantly and attacks. Eventually, she becomes aware she is fighting her own fears, anger and aggression. The more conscious she becomes of this, the less fighting and destruction occurs. From this realization, Kalyian transforms her weapon into a flute to communicate through music to the figure in black. The figure responds to the music through dance. Image after image of the figure in black join in, moving together in harmony, they become one. Then, the figure reveals to Kalyian, her past actions and moments of self-realization. More and more, Kalyian recognizes parts of herself before her, until once again she is face to face with the figure in black. At this point, Kalyian realizes her subconscious has been her guide, leading her into self-realization and eventual transformation into a higher form of awareness. Kalyian has resolved her internal conflicts and is in harmony with herself.”–Barbara Sykes

  • Paul Krassner at the Prop Thtr

    Paul Krassner at the Prop Thtr

    Paul Krassner performs satirical monologue on politics, current events, and more at the Prop Thtr in Chicago. Edited version.

  • Chris Bliss performing The Rock

    Chris Bliss performing The Rock

    0:24 Title: Chris Bliss. A Concert For Your Eyes. Performing “The Rock” from “Quadrophenia” by The Who. 0:55 Juggling performance with image heavily processed set to “The Rock.” Briefly cuts out in the middle. 7:45 End credits.

  • Image Union, episode 0433

    Image Union, episode 0433

    This episode features 9 thirty-second commercials produced for performance artists in addition to several short films. NOTE: The artists commercials are not available online. This means the timecodes are not accurate for the online version.

  • Image Union, episode 0210

    Image Union, episode 0210

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Defense for Atomic Attack” by Allen Ross of Chicago Filmmakers, clips from “Media Burn” by Ant Farm, and “The Pope’s Visit” by Joseph McGarry.

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