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Guide to the Edin Vâelez Papers and videos, 1970-1994
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Series 1. Papers

Box 1

1. Notebook 1987-881987-1988

Scope and Content Note

30 pages 4 handwritten ideas, notes, many sketches of installations, objects,books storyboards for tapes never shot, original notes for "Memory of Fire" (not named as such), notes on art, ect.
Box 1

2. Meaning of the Interval" edit notes, file 2, 19861986

Physical Description: 96 manuscript sheets,4 photo contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Sketches and br storyboards explore how to combine different scenes in one frame. Most of the sketches are done in colored marker, the given color used as a code for the type of scene (i.e.:religious, modern,traditional, etc.) includes hand drawn stencils for Japanese words used as key elements, and hand drawn wipe templates. Very complete documentation of the editing process of one of the first videos made using multiple simultaneous layers of images in collage fashion. most pages are dated so one can follow the process of layering. Also, 4 photographic contact sheets that have every major scene used in the editing. This method of visually storing the key frame of every scene will be used by Ev to keep a record of very scenee in every tape from this point on.
Box 1

3. Color photocollage for Meaning of the Interval postcard made in the style of the video, 19871987

Box 1

4. "Meaning of the Interval" edit notes, file 1, 1985-86

Physical Description: 34 manuscript sheets see number 2 above for description
Box 1

5. "Dance of Darkness" edit notes, spiral bound notebook, 1988

Physical Description: 36 pages

Scope and Content Note

Mostly manuscript, a few typescrpit logs with detailed annotations at margins. Many sketches and storyboards for multi-layering edit. many pages but not all dated.
Box 1

6. Two architectural renderings of 3 channel video installation: "Naruhodo"

Physical Description: Drawings are originals (1987?) pencil on vellum, 11" by 16" -Also, four high qualty xeroxes (originals lost) of sketches leading up to final drawings 11" by 16" Installation not yet completed.
Box 1

7. Eight pages, manuscript on grid paper, color coded for final audio mix: Dance of Darkness.

Scope and Content Note

Shows every audio layer of final tape individually, 7 audio tracks with descriptions.
Box 1

8. Dance of Darkness, edit notes file, 38 pages 1988-89

Scope and Content Note

Includes all translations,transcripts, annotatde. Original ink Drawings for title card in English and French.
Box 1

9. "The Date" 1988

Physical Description: 11 pages,62 cards 2 by 4 with scene descriptions (and written) Handwritten diagrams delineating a multi layered narrative. Precursor to Hypertext, and CD rom.Dot matrix sceond version included which has changes.project not completed
Box 1

10. Guatemala Video Logs, 1988

Physical Description: 29 pages video logs with notations,one manuscript page with sketches/storyboards

Scope and Content Note

For a edit of footage shot in Guatemala while making Meta Mayan to be used in a new video. Video logs are pages that have 12 images from original footage. original scenes printed from video using video printer then fitted on one page and xeroxed.-project not completed. NOTE: whenever I use the term "video log" it refers to these visual, not text, pages. Each page has color coded markings as to how certain parts of images would be used in layers with others.
Box 1

11. Signal to Noise: video logs with notations

Physical Description: 14 pages 1989,10 original thermal video printouts.

Scope and Content Note

For not completed autobiographical video.
Box 1

12. Memory of Fire: 6 Scripts 1990,92,93

Physical Description: (79 pages)

Scope and Content Note

original treatment submitted for funding to ITVS in 1990 subsequent scripts each with amjor changes 1992 through 1993 shows evolution of film very clearly
Box 1

13. Memory of Fire: Fax correspondence between EV and producers of film 93-94

Physical Description: 24 sheets including original faxes received from producers.

Scope and Content Note

This correspondence was 2/3 during production when relationship between EV and producers deteriorated and communication was solely via fax. A number of major issues and problems are discussed.
Box 1

14. Memory of Fire:

Scope and Content Note

5 manuscript sheets early multi layer storynoards for film, never realised, as well as illustrated character descriptions, and flying boat sketch, never realised.
Box 1

15. Memory of Fire

Scope and Content Note

9 sheets,set design EV in colab. with designer Mark Stieger 1 by 16 xeroxes, ,with handwritten notations by EV (originals lost) for sets, never realised.
Box 1

16. Memory of Fire

Physical Description: 9 sheets, character and costume designs EV in colab. with designer Mark Stieger, 8 by 11 xeroxes ( orig. lost) with EV notations. never realised.
Box 1

17. Memory of Fire

Physical Description: 9 sheets, Art Dir. plans for actual sets, 11 by 16 xeroxes, orig lost, no notations
Box 1

18. Memory of Fire

Physical Description: 14 sheets, 8 by 11 xeroxes of images used as references in original script, copies of engravings and paintings. Notations as to scene no. etc.
Box 1

19. Memory of Fire

Scope and Content Note

Scene breakdown script, no notes, 1993 14 pages Lists actors,action, set, props ,etc for every scene in script
Box 1

20. Memory of Fire

Scope and Content Note

Editing notes file, 10 handwritten sheets with notes ,sketches and storyboards; Scribe scene completely annotated script section(3 sheets). Court of the Queen script section (3 sheets) annotated. 5 foot by 2 foot handwritten chart on grid paper showing all music and audio and track assigned (8 audio tracks),color coded and notated.
Box 1

21. A Mosque in Time: Edit file: 1990

Physical Description: 14 handwritten pages with multi layer sketches, and edit notes. 11 pages of video logs with notation
Box 1

22. Fura dels Baus: correspondence

Scope and Content Note

3 letters to and from the Spanish performance group La Fura Dels Baus about collaborating on a video on Columbus, 1991, as well as literature on the group
Box 1

23. Revelaciones

Scope and Content Note

Edit notes (7 handwritten pages). video logs with notations 32 pages 1994
Box 1

24. Dance of Darkness

Scope and Content Note

Interview transcripts with all dancers, 82 pages
Box 1

25. Dance of Darkness

Scope and Content Note

Final selects video logs with notations, and some color coding 43 sheets,2 handwritten note sheets.
 

Series 2. Videotapes

Physical Description: 56 one hour U-Matic Videocassettes.

Access Information

The Media materials require at least two weeks advance notice to use in order to allow staff time to have use copies made from the original items.
Box 2, Videotape 1

Kazuo Ohno interview, Pt 2

Box 2, Videotape 1

Ohno int., Pt 3

Box 2, Videotape 1

Ohno int., Pt 4

Box 2, Videotape 2

Dairakudakan, port perf. no audio

Box 2, Videotape 2

Dairakudakan, port perf

Box 2, Videotape 2

Dairakudakan, beach perf

Box 2, Videotape 3

Ohno, Dead Sea Performance, pt 1

Box 2, Videotape 3

Ohno, Dead Sea Performance, Pt 2

Box 2, Videotape 3

Ohno, Dead Sea Performance, pt 4

Box 2, Videotape 4

Ohno, Siren Performace, pt 2

Box 2, Videotape 4

Ohno. Mother perf., part 1

Box 2, Videotape 4

Ohno, Mother perf., part 2

Box 2, Videotape 5

Ohno, Mother perf., pt 3

Box 2, Videotape 5

Ohno, rehearsal at home pt 1

Box 2, Videotape 5

Ohno, rehearsal at home pt 2

Box 2, Videotape 6

Ohno, rehearsalat home Pt 3

Box 2, Videotape 6

Ohno, rehearsal at home Pt 4

Box 2, Videotape 6

Ohno, Interv. pt 1

Box 3, Videotape 7

Ohno, La Argentina Perf. Pt. 1

Box 3, Videotape 7

Ohno, La Argentina Perf. Pt 2

Box 3, Videotape 7

Ohno, La Argentina Perf. Pt 3

Box 3, Videotape 8

Ohno, Interv. Pt 5

Box 3, Videotape 8

Ohno, Mother, reh. Pt 1

Box 3, Videotape 8

Ohno, Mother, reh. Pt 2

Box 3, Videotape 9

Ohno, Mother makeup, Argentina reh.

Box 3, Videotape 9

Ohno , La Argentina makeup

Box 3, Videotape 9

Ohno, Dead Sea reh. Pt 1, La Argentina reh.

Box 3, Videotape 10

Ohno, La Argentina reh. 2

Box 3, Videotape 10

Ohno, Dead Sea reh. Pt 2

Box 3, Videotape 10

Ohno, Dead Sea reh. pt 3

Box 3, Videotape 11

Dai Rakuda Kan perf. Durham N.C.

Box 3, Videotape 11

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984

Box 3, Videotape 11

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984

Box 3, Videotape 12

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984

Box 3, Videotape 12

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984 women's group

Box 3, Videotape 12

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984 women's group

Box 4, Videotape 13

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984

Box 4, Videotape 13

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984

Box 4, Videotape 13

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984

Box 4, Videotape 14

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984

Box 4, Videotape 14

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984 women's group

Box 4, Videotape 14

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984 women's group

Box 4, Videotape 15

Hljikata, Rebellion of the Body, archival film 1968

Box 4, Videotape 15

Donald Richie, mt.

Box 4, Videotape 15

Ichikawa, mt.

Box 4, Videotape 16

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984 women's group

Box 4, Videotape 16

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984 women's group, no audio

Box 4, Videotape 16

Dai Rakuda Kan , perf Tokyo 1984 women's group, audio starts halfway

Box 4, Videotape 17

Dai Rakuda Kan, perf

Box 4, Videotape 17

Dai Rakuda Kan, Port perf. no audio

Box 4, Videotape 18

Ohno, Dead Sea perf. Pt 1

Box 4, Videotape 18

Ohno, Dead Sea perf. pt 2

Box 4, Videotape 18

Ohno, Dead Sea perf. Pt 3

Box 4, Videotape 18

Dai Rakuda Kan, Port perf.

Box 5, Videotape 19

DaiRakudaKanBeachperf.

Box 5, Videotape 19

Dai Rakuda Kan, Temple Steps perf.

Box 5, Videotape 19

Dai Rakuda Kan, temple steps cutaways

Box 5, Videotape 20

Dai Rakuda Kan, Shinjuku perf.

Box 5, Videotape 20

Dai Rakuda Kan, Shinjuku perf.

Box 5, Videotape 20

Akiko Motofuji Interv.

Box 5, Videotape 21

Akaji Maro, interv Pt 1

Box 5, Videotape 21

Akaji Maro, interv Pt 2

Box 5, Videotape 21

Dai Rakuda Kan workshop, NYC

Box 5, Videotape 22

Dai Rakuda Kan, Durham, N.C. perf pt 1

Box 5, Videotape 22

Dai Rakuda Kan, Durham, N.C. perf Pt 3

Box 5, Videotape 23

Dai Rakuda Kan, Durham, N.C. perf pt 4

Box 5, Videotape 23

Dai Rakuda Kan, Durham, N.C. perf Pt 5, Charles Reinhardt interv.

Box 5, Videotape 23

Dai Rakuda Kan, Durham, N.C. perf Pt 6

Box 5, Videotape 24

Dai Rakuda Kan, Durham, N.C. perf Pt 7

Box 5, Videotape 24

Dai Rakuda Kan, Durham, N.C. perf Pt 8

Box 5, Videotape 24

Dai Rakuda Kan, Durham, N.C. perf Pt 9

Box 6, Videotape 25

Byakko Sha, Kyoto Mountain perf. Pt 1

Box 6, Videotape 25

Byakko Sha, Kyoto Mountain perf. pt 2

Box 6, Videotape 25

Byakko Sha, Kyoto Mountain perf. Pt 3

Box 6, Videotape 26

Akiko Motofuji at Hijikata's Tomb

Box 6, Videotape 26

Akiko Motofuji at Hijikata's Tomb steps, Hijikata period posters

Box 6, Videotape 26

Ishii Pt. 2

Box 6, Videotape 27

Ishii Pt 3, mt.

Box 6, Videotape 27

Tenkei perf~

Box 6, Videotape 27

Ohno, Suiren perf. Pt 2

Box 6, Videotape 28

Ohno, Suiren perf Pt 3

Box 6, Videotape 28

Ohno, Suiren perf Pt 4

Box 6, Videotape 28

Isamu Ohsuga, interv. Pt 2

Box 6, Videotape 29

Oblique Strategist, Long version (PBS) 28:00

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 6, Videotape 29

Meta Mayan II, Long version, with Holy Week 1993 re edit

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 6, Videotape 30

As Is; (1984) revised 1985

Box 6, Videotape 30

Meaning of the Interval

Box 6, Videotape 30

First edited video made by Vélez in 1970, very poor technical quality, B/W

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 30

On the Road to Atitlan (1977) very poor tech quality, B/W

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 31

Meta Mayan 11,20 mm. version 1981

Box 7, Videotape 31

Tale, The Cuna Indians of San Bias, first version 1977

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 32

AMosqueinTime(1990)8:00 1990

Box 7, Videotape 32

Memory of Fire (1994) 23:00 shorter version than PBS one, currently in distnb.

Box 7, Videotape 33

Dance of Darkness( 1989) 56:00

Box 7, Videotape 34

Sanctus, 10:00 mm

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 34

Phaedra (Ellen) 1974 2:30

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 34

Rainbow 1974 5:00

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 34

Andes, 3min

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 34

Pyramid 7 min

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 34

Gemini 3:00 min

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 7, Videotape 34

Edin Vélez, self interview for Spanish TV

Box 7, Videotape 35

NHK TV program, includes a 15 min segment on Vélez

Box 7, Videotape 35

ArteSano del Siglo XX, arts prog Argentina, mostly about

Box 7, Videotape 36

Making "A Mosque in Time" production documentation

Box 8, Videotape 37

Making" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 8, Videotape 38

Making" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 8, Videotape 39

Making" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 8, Videotape 40

Making" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 8, Videotape 41

Making" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 8, Videotape 42

Maldng" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 9, Videotape 43

Making" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 9, Videotape 44

Making" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 9, Videotape 45

Making" Memory of Fire" production documentation

Box 9, Videotape 46

Making "A Mosque in Time" production documentation

Box 9, Videotape 47

Making "A Mosque in Time" production documentation

Box 9, Videotape 48

Making "A Mosque in Time" production documentation

Box 10, Videotape 49

Making "A Mosque in Time" production documentation

Box 10, Videotape 50

Making "A Mosque in Time" production documentation

Box 10, Videotape 51

Making "A Mosque in Time" production documentation

Box 10, Videotape 51

Butoh Videotapes, camera original dubs, part 2

Box 10, Videotape 52

Byakko Sha, Kyoto Mountain perf. Pt 5

Box 10, Videotape 52

Byakko Sha, Kyoto Mountain perf. p 6, Ohsuga int

Box 10, Videotape 52

Eiko and Koma, interv.

Box 10, Videotape 53

Ishii Interv

Box 10, Videotape 53

Ohno Perf Ikeda Museum, Yoshito Ohno interv

Box 10, Videotape 53

Butoh slow motions, test layerings for final edit

Box 10, Videotape 54

Hakutobo reh., Yoko Ashikawa, interv.

Box 10, Videotape 54

Takai Nakamura perform. Pt I

Box 10, Videotape 54

Takai Nakamura perform. Pt 2

Box 11, Videotape 55

Ohno perf,, Ashikawa Archival perf.

Box 11, Videotape 55

Ashikawa solo, archival

Box 11, Videotape 55

Kaze No Kishki, Hijikata archival

Box 11, Videotape 55

Ohno very early performance films (1960's)

Box 11, Videotape 56

Mother Mallard's Portable Masrepiece company (1976) 30 min

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
Box 11, Videotape 56

Merian, 1975

Scope and Content Note

This videotape has not been distributed.
 

Series 3. Fotos

Physical Description: Fotos are all 8 * 10" unless otherwise specified, all fotos are very high quality.
Box 11, Folder 1

1.MetaMayan

Physical Description: B/w: 4 production stills
Box 11, Folder 1

2.Tule

Physical Description: B/W: 2 portraits of Cuna women who are in the video Color2 portraits of Cuna women who are in the video
Box 11, Folder 2

3. Oblique Strategist ( Brian Eno Portrait)

Physical Description: B/W; 4 production still with brian Eno
Box 11, Folder 3

4. As Is

Physical Description: B/W: 1 hiqh quality Monitor still
Box 11, Folder 3

5. Unique artists books ( handmade pop ups)

Physical Description: B/W:3 photos of book pages
Box 11, Folder 4

6. Mosque In Time

Physical Description: B/W: 1 production still