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Archive for November, 2007

Freedocumentaries.org

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 29 November 2007

road-to-guantanamo.jpgFreedocumentaries.org provides free streamed access to film clips and full length documentaries. A range of subjects are covered including globalization, the environment, war, slavery and religion. Films can be browsed by theme or region, or selected from an a-z list.

Library acquisitions for November 2007

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 29 November 2007

based-on-paper.jpgNew books in November include Based on paper: the Marzona Collection: revolution in art 1960-1975, catalogue of an exhibition of works on paper, including drawings, collages, artists’ books, invitation cards and posters by Art & Language, Stanley Brouwn, Hanne Darboven, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Lawrence Weiner and many more.

The full list can be found here: Library acquisitions November 2007

Institute of International Visual Arts

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 20 November 2007

iniva.gifAccess to Iniva library, which has just reopened in its new home at Rivington Place, is now free, by appointment only. The library specialises in the work of contemporary artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and includes a unique collection of monographs, exhibition catalogues, 80 current international art periodicals and a slide collection.

British Film Institute interviews

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 20 November 2007

free-cinema.jpgInterviews at the NFT is an archive of complete transcripts of interviews with international filmmakers, including directors, actors, cinematographers, screenwriters etc. Those currently available on the site include Pedro Almodóvar, Bernardo Bertolucci, Victor Erice, Alfred Hitchcock, Alan Parker, Shyam Benegal and Michael Winterbottom. Topics discussed include Free Cinema and The British Empire in Colour series.

Transcripts of the Guardian BFI interviews can be found at the Guardian website.

Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 19 November 2007

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The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University Library serves as a research repository of new media art and resources. Holdings reflect digital extensions of twentieth-century developments in cinema, video, installation, photography, and sound, and include collections of American and Chinese new media arts and significant online and offline holdings in internet art. Founded in 2002, the Goldsen Archive includes over 1000 individual new media artworks and artist dossiers. Special collections include the Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art which consists of 360 hours of digitized video documenting the history of contemporary Chinese art, including video installations, performance pieces and artist interviews. The Resources section includes links to new media art organisations and collections, such as ZKM, the Database of Virtual Art, the V2_Archive and others.

Oxford Scholarship Online

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 9 November 2007

The library now has a subscription to Oxford Scholarship Online, which contains the full text of books published by Oxford University Press in the areas of philosophy and aesthetics, religion, and political science. Access is via both IP address (onsite) and via Athens (offsite).

Access Oxford Scholarship Online via Metalib.

Breaking the rules

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 6 November 2007

rules1.gifrules21.gif Breaking the rules: the printed face of the European avant-garde 1900-1937 is a new exhibition at the British Library, starting on 9th November and running until 30 March 2008. The exhibition explores the avant-garde through the print medium and draws on the British Library’s collections of literary manuscripts, sound recordings, flyers, posters, manifestos, artists’ books, little magazines and photobooks from across Europe, complemented by loans from other European museums and collections. Star items include Marinetti’s Futurist experiment with words, type and visual text, Zang Tumb Tuum, the Burliuk Brothers’ Tango with Cows and the notebooks and corrected proofs of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

Read a Time Out interview with curator Stephen Bury.