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Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000

Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000

Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000

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Anker, Steve and Kathy Geritz, Steve Seid.
Univ. of California Press. 2010
Book ID: 85144

This kaleidoscopic collection of essays, interviews, photographs, and artist-designed pages chronicles the vibrant and influential history of experimental cinema in the San Francisco Bay Area. Encompassing historical, cultural, and aesthetic realms, Radical Light features critical analyses of films and videos, reminiscences from artists, and interviews with pioneering filmmakers, curators, and archivists. It explores artistic movements, film and video exhibition and distribution, artists' groups, and Bay Area film schools. Special sections of ephemera—posters, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, program notes, and more—punctuate the pages of Radical Light, giving a first-hand visual sense of the period. This groundbreaking, hybrid assemblage reveals a complex picture of how and why the San Francisco Bay Region, a laboratory for artistic and technical innovation for more than half a century, has become a global center of vanguard film, video, and new media.

229 pp. Pap.

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