Sunday, March 25, 1984, 8:00 pm

Ben Caldwell: African-American Visions


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Ben Caldwell approaches his work as an expression of a Pan-African aesthetic that relies heavily on the Black musical tradition. His surrealistic effects are not experimental but reflective of a truly African tradition. Caldwell will be present for this, his first show in the Bay Area.

I and I, 1977, 38 min.; An allegory which takes its inspiration from the fantastic sweep of African history; its style is rooted in the virtuosity of Africa’s ancient religions, lyric arts and African-American music.

Babylon Is Falling, 1983, 60 min.; A musical and visual presentation of news and documentary footage focusing on the historical struggle of African peoples, including Malcolm X, Bob Marley and Jomo Kenyatta.