Acker and Sondheim: The Blue Tape
Please note that Admission to this event is FREE to the public!
San Francisco Cinematheque, the bay Area Video Coalition and the California College of the Arts Graduate Program in Curatorial Studies are pleased to present the first event of our three-part programming series, Lost Treasures. Entitled “There Will Be Sex,” this event includes screenings by Cauleen Smith, Gunvor Nelson and Kathy Acker & Alan Sondheim. Together these experimental films explore issues of sexuality and the body. Steve Polta, Artistic Director of San Francisco Cinematheque, provides an introduction regarding the history of San Francisco Cinematheque and experimental film in the Bay Area. The Message by Cauleen Smith explores the notion of the gaze through the lens of a lustful pursuit. Take Off by Gunvor Nelson is a satire of a strip tease performance. The Blue Tape by Kathy Acker and Alan Sondheim examines gender roles and power dynamics within relationships.
Lost Treasures is made possible by a grant from the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and is a project of Bay Area Video Coalition’s Preservation program in collaboration with the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts, and is supported by the Center for Art and Public Life, Oakland with the cooperation of Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Intersection for the Arts and San Francisco Cinematheque.