Sunday, December 11, 1994

The lenses of time

What the Time Capsules Left Out: Counter-Compilation Rebels of the '60s

San Francisco Art Institute

William Wees (author of Light Moving In Time and Recycled Images) will show rarely-seen films by Canadian Arthur Lipsett and American Stan Vanderbeek, both pioneers in the satiric and surreal uses of found footage. Lipsett’s films were savage cinematic attacks on formulaic ‘educational’ compilation films made for tv; Vanderbeek’s pioneering collage techniques have been copied but never surpassed in creating caustic critiques of social mores. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General.