Sounds Like Art (part of Lost Treasures: From Bay Area Art Archives)

Presented in part by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice
May 8, 2013 6:00 pm

SILT, digital still from "Shadows of the Sun"

Kadist Art Foundation, 3295 20th St, San Francisco, CA

Sounds Like Art will begin as artist Mildred Howard discusses her artistic practice in response to an audio recording made during her residency at Headlands Center for the Arts.

A screening of Shadows of the Son by Bay Area film collective SILT (Jeff Warrin, Keith Evans, and Christian Farrell) follows Howard’s talk.

After the screening of a rare video recording of Howard's work Vinculum Symphony, singer, composer, songwriter, and clarinetist Beth Custer gives a musical performance. The event concludes with an audio art piece, Cinema for the Ear, by Ken Jacobs.

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) received funding from the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation to support a unique, collaborative effort to digitally preserve and exhibit seminal Bay Area audio-visual works that would otherwise be lost forever.

BAVC's Preservation department worked with graduate students in CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice to assess hundreds of audio-visual assets from the archives of four iconic Bay Area art institutions, selecting 40 key pieces that have now been digitally preserved:

Southern Exposure
Headlands Center for the Arts
SF Cinematheque
Intersection for the Arts)

Spanning the genres of experimental film, visual arts, literature, performance, music, and educational programs, the artists and works selected represent the unique vitality, diversity, and experimental nature of the Bay Area’s art scene, from the 1960s to present.

BAVC is proud to now present, in collaboration with CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, Lost Treasures, a three-part programming series and ongoing online archive that will showcase these works -- some, for the first time.

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Admission to all events is free. Please be advised these events contain material of a graphic nature and are not appropriate for children.

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.