Thursday, March 19, 1998

Reading Outlet Videomakers

Two for the Price of One

California College of the Arts

Gary Adelstein and Jerry Orr have been making personal/experimental films since the early 1970s. In 1975, along with Jerry Tartaglia they co-founded Berks Filmmakers Inc., which is still functioning today as a showcase for experimental film and video. Both artists have worked extensively in Super 8 film. Orr often utilized rephotography and Adelstein the JK printer for image modification. They see their more recent video–shot in Hi 8 and/or Super 8 film and reworked through consumer video processing equipment–as a natural evolution of their earlier aesthetic concerns. Works shown include: Oley, Waterscape, Witchway and Der Tod und das Madchen by Gary Adelstein; Shrines, Mother’s Day, Eclipse and Wizard of Oz: A Metaphysical Dream by Jerry Orr.