BAVC Preservation: Jane Veeder 'Montana'
Video cameras arrived on the consumer market at the same time women’s liberation entered mainstream consciousness, a dual-nascency that would beautifully intersect in the form of video art. In the 1960s and early 1970s...
April 26, 2016
How I Learned (Almost) Everything I Know About ½” Video from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr by Moriah Ulinskas, Former Director of Preservation Originally published October 5th, 2011...
April 4, 2016
Preservation Access Program 2016
The Preservation Access Program, or PAP (pronounced p-a-p and not pap like the funny ladies in the Finance department like to say), is our popular, ongoing relief program for artists and small arts organizations seeking...
February 9, 2016
CLIR the Air with BAVC Preservation
dance magic, dance. Our 1/2" Open Reel decks have long been identified by their Bowie incarnations. Our January depression, sparked by the death of famous U-matic user, David Bowie*, was relieved only by the...
February 3, 2016
Richard Vorhees
Success Story
Thanks to the BAVC’s Preservation Access Program, I was able to preserve the 2”-master of my film Proust + Vermeer , which was made in French. After a hefty archeological dig, the originial turned up in its unmistakable green plastic box.
October 16, 2015
Kate Dollenmayer
Success Story
I began working at the Wende Museum in the fall of 2013, managing a collection of moving images and sound recordings from the former East Germany and the Soviet Union. They range from 16mm educational films to secret police tapes to home movies.
October 14, 2015
Darryl Sapien performs "Split-man Bisects the Pacific", a performance art event at the ruins of the Sutra Baths in San Francisco, CA 1974.
Success Story
In 2010 I worked with BAVC’s Preservation team to convert some old half inch reel-to-reel videotapes to digital files. The tapes were video documentation of my 1975 performance art work Splitting the Axis at the Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley.
October 8, 2015
Darcy McKinnon
Success Story
I am the Executive Director of NOVAC (New Orleans Video Access Center), a media arts non-profit that serves the cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Louisiana. Under my term as leader, the preservation of our 43 year archive has become an organization priority.
October 8, 2015