Saturday, September 17, 2005

Other Cinema + Prelinger Library

visited SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco today. Great show called “Bay Area Now” at the Yerba which is an annual show of local artists, and some really great work. Wrote some names down to follow up and I seem to have lost the ticket I wrote them on. Hmph. Had our first experience of Craig Baldwins Other Cinema tonight, fantastic community. We will be doing a show here on the 12th November with People Like Us, can't wait.
The film being shown and the lecture being given was exploring covert military complexes; mainly Area 51. As part of the evening Megan Prelinger had selected various documents and books that link in with this theme, presented them in a portable display case and then discussed each item, this was a performance in itself. All the documentation comes from her and Rick prelingers experimental library which houses many incredible volumes and is open by appointment. Anyway there's a picture above is of Megan performing, and one of Rick and Megan in their library: