Finding aid for the Getty Research Institute California Video exhibition project files and oral history recordings, 2006-2008

Helen Kim


Descriptive Summary

Title: Getty Research Institute California Video exhibition project files and oral history recordings
Date (inclusive): 2006-2008
Number: IA60004
Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
Physical Description: 5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Institutional Records and Archives
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/special_collections/institutional_archives/
Abstract: The records comprise the project files of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA) at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) for the California Video exhibition co-sponsored by the GRI and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Records include artist interviews conducted by Glenn Phillips and Carole Ann Klonarides and exhibition planning documents dating from 2006 to 2008 that include interviews, press, artist profiles, correspondence, contracts, ephemera, object lists and stills of videos featured in the exhibition.
Request Materials: Request access to the material described in this inventory through its corresponding library catalog record  and click "Request." Click here for general library access policy . See the Administrative Information section of this finding aid for access restrictions specific to the records described below. Please note, some of the records may be stored off site; advanced notice is required for access to these materials.
Language: Collection material is in English

Administrative History and Project Background

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a not-for-profit educational, cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Originally established in 1983 as the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH), the objective of the GCHAH was to foster advanced research in art, its history, diversity, and meaning in culture by engaging scholars from various disciplines in the humanities. In 1996, in order to avoid confusion with the soon-to-open Getty Center, the GCHAH was renamed the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities and in 2000, the program's name was shortened to the Getty Research Institute.
The GRI's mission is to further knowledge and advance understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through advanced research and scholarship, and through its activities and resources, provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange. The GRI's Research Library, consisting of over one million books, periodicals, study photographs, auction catalogs and special collections of rare and unique materials, as well as its online resources and databases, serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The GRI also provides intellectual leadership through its research projects, exhibitions, and publication programs and provides service to a wide range of scholars worldwide through residencies, fellowships, hosted lectures and symposia, and its innovative digital reference tools. Through all of its programs and activities, the GRI endeavors to provide resources, expertise, and a collaborative environment for art-historical research and publication.
Through the GRI's multidisciplinary programming, first from the department of Contemporary Programs and Research (CPR) and later, its successor, the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA), the GRI worked to advance art history scholarship of contemporary art, including sound art, audiovisual documentation of personal art, experimental music, and dance as well as a focus on the birth of video as an artistic medium around the world. In December 2005, The GRI acquired the video archive from the Long Beach Museum of Art, which increased the GRI's video art holdings to one of the world's largest. The idea for the California Video exhibition, which was co-organized and co-sponsored by CPR with the J. Paul Getty Museum, arose from the acquisition of the Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive. The exhibition, a comprehensive history of video art in California over four decades, was open at the Getty Center from March 15 to June 8, 2008. View California Video exhibition website online  
In conjunction with the the California Video exhibition, the GRI also presented the California Video Screening Series in Spring 2008. Each screening, organized by a guest curator, expressed an alternative view of the diverse history of video art in California and featured several works and included lectures or conversations presented by the hosts of the events.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The records described in accessions 2009.IA.44, 2011.IA.07, and 2014.IA.40 are available for use by qualified researchers for on-site use only or are not available at all at the request of the participants. Master recordings are restricted; use copies or digital copies exist for most of the recordings.
The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Rights and Reproductions  at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], Getty Research Institute California Video exhibition project files and oral history recordings, 2006-2008. The Getty Research Institute (IA60004).
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifaia60004

Acquisition Information

Accessions 2009.IA.44, 2011.IA.07, and 2014.IA.40 were transferred by the Getty Research Institute.

Processing History

Finding aid was created by Helen Kim in 2017. Accession 2014.IA.40 was processed in 2017, while the recordings in accession 2011.IA.07 were previously processed and originally described in finding aid IA40002. In 2015 it was determined that these recordings were not public events and were separated and incorporated into this collection.
The master recordings in the hard drives were imaged in 2016 and 2017.

Technical Requirements

A variety of media software types may need to be attempted to view the access DVDs on a computer.

Related Materials

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the people, programs, and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
California Video: Artists and Histories. Edited by Glenn Phillips. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008.
Getty Research Institute Public Event recordings, 2001-2016. The Getty Research Institute. Finding aid no. IA40002.
Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time recordings, 2003-2012. The Getty Research Institute. Finding aid no. IA40018.
Pacific Standard Time Oral History Interviews with Artists, Filmmakers, Curators, Collectors, and Critics, 2008-2012. Pacific Standard Time. The Getty Research Institute. Finding aid no. IA40011.
Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980. Edited by Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, and Rani Singh. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.
Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive, circa 1970-2000. The Getty Research Institute. Accession no. 2006.M.7.

Scope and Content of Collection

The records date from 2006 to 2008 and comprise digital video recordings, CDs, and research files of the Getty Research Institute's (GRI) Department of Architecture and Contemporary Arts (DACA) from its collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum for the California Video exhibition in 2008. Digital videos on three hard drives and DVDs include master and access recordings of interviews conducted in 2007 by Glenn Phillips and Carole Ann Klonarides with participating exhibition artists about the origins and development of experimental video art in California. Edited excerpts of the interviews were used in the accompanying Getty catalogue, California Video: Artists and Histories, which features essays in addition to the edited interview excerpts of the participating artists.
Records also consist of planning documents for the California Video exhibition dating from 2006 to 2008 including published interviews and profiles about artists and their work. Materials also include correspondence, artist agreements, ephemera, and object lists and images of items featured in the exhibition. Some artist files may contain DVD copies of the interviews, as well as transcripts, conducted for the project. Materials were maintained by Glenn Phillips, curator at the GRI.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in two series:
and Series I: Artist interviews, 2007 Series II. Exhibition planning documents, 2006-2008.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art

Subjects - Topics

Experimental films
Art museums -- Exhibitions
Art museums -- Planning
Video art--California--Exhibitions
Artists -- California

Genres and Forms of Material

Performance art -- 20th century
Oral histories (document genres)
Video art -- 20th century
Correspondence
Ephemera
Photographic prints
Video recordings

Contributors

Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art


Container List

 

Series I.  Artist interviews, 2007

(2009.IA.44) California Video oral histories

Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

These records comprise interviews conducted in 2007 by Getty Research Institute (GRI) curator Glenn Phillips and Carole Ann Klonarides, media arts curator at the Long Beach Museum of Art from 1991 to 1995. The interviews were conducted in association with the California Video exhibition co-sponsored by the GRI and the J. Paul Getty Museum and feature discussions with curators and video artists about the history of California video art and their perspectives on the topic. Materials include access DVD copies as well as three external hard drives containing the master recordings of the interviews. Hard drive contents were imaged.

Arrangement note

Materials are organized in two sections: Access copies and Master recordings. Interviews are listed alphabetically by the surname of the artist.
 

Access copies

box 2011.IA.07-13

Ackoff, Alan, March 29, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:14)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Antin, Eleanor [restricted], 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:52)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Beck, Stephen, March 23, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time: 01:14)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Bozanich, Ante, February 9, 2007

Physical Description: (2 DVDs. Running time 01:14 and 00:44)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Buchanan, Nancy, February 1, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:26)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Burden, Chris, May 7, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:16)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Campbell, Jim, March 22, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:31)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Fried, Howard, March 24, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 02:03)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Huffman, Kathy Rae, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:13)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Jenkins, Ulysses, June 8, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:38)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Keading, Hilja February 16, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:21)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Kelley, Mike 2007

Physical Description: (2 DVDs. Running time 1:00 and 0:19)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Kersels, Martin, May 13, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:33)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Kirby, Lynn, July 16, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:32)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Klonarides, Carole Ann, July 16, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:38)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Labat, Tony, March 23, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:12)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Lacy, Suzanne, March 9, 2007

Physical Description: (1DVD. Running time 01:46)
box 2011.IA.07-13

Lord, Chip and Doug Hall, March 25, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:31)
box 2011.IA.07-13

McCarthy, Paul, May 8, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 02:12)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Maughn, Cynthia, April 19, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:18)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Miller, Branda, February 10, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:31)
box 2011.IA.07-13

McCafferty, Jay, March 30, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 00:49)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Mogul, Susan, April 22, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:25)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Perov, Kira, June 22, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:34)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Podesta, Patti, March 11, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:56)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Rees, Joe, May 26, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:48)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Rosler, Martha,, March 11, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:37)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Ross, David, January 25, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:01)

General note

Please note that Part 1 was not received by the Institutional Archives. The recording consists of Part 2 only.
box 2011.IA.07-14

Segalove, Ilene, March 31, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:01)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Sobell, Nina, February 10, 2007

Physical Description: (2 DVDs. Running time 01:12 and 00:45)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Steinkamp, Jennifer, March 2, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:32)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Sturgeon, John, February 9, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:28)

General note

Note: Audio and video cut out very briefly from time to time, but content is primarily intact.
box 2011.IA.07-14

Sweeney, Skip, March 25, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 02:10)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Thater, Diana, February 26, 2007

Physical Description: (2 DVDs. Running time 01:04 and 01:04)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Viola, Bill, June 22, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:34)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Wegman, William, February 7, 2007

Physical Description: (1 DVD. Running time 01:20)
box 2011.IA.07-14

Yonemoto, Bruce and Norman, January 29, 2007

Physical Description: (2 DVDs. Running time 01:06 and 1:18)
 

Master recordings

box 2009.IA.44-01

Hard drive #1

Scope and Content Note

Hard drive contents contain master recordings for interviews with Alan Ackoff, John Baldessari, Nancy Buchanan, Kathy Rae Huffman, Suzanne Lacy, Patti Podesta, Martha Rosler, David Ross, Jennifer Steinkamp, Diana Thater, Stephen Beck, Jim Campbell, Howard Fried, Paul Kos, Tony Labat, Chip Lord and Doug Hall, and Skip Sweeney.
box 2009.IA.44-02

Hard drive #2

Scope and Content Note

Hard drive contents contain master recordings for interviews with Ante Bozanich, Chris Burden, Hilja Keading, Martin Kersels, Joan Logue, Cynthia Maughn, Jay McCafferty, Paul McCarthy, Branda Miller, Susan Mogul, Joe Rees, Ilene Segalove, Nina Sobel, John Sturgeon, Bill Wegman, and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.
box 2009.IA.44-03

Hard drive #3

Scope and Content Note

Hard drive contents contain master recordings for interviews with Ante Bozanich, Nancy Buchanan, Hilija Keading, Branda Miller, Ulysses Jenkins, Lynn Kirby, Carole Ann Klonarides, Kira Perov, and Bill Viola.
 

Series II. Exhibition planning documents, 2006-2008

Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

These records consist of the planning documents for the California Video exhibition co-sponsored by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Materials date from 2006 to 2008 and include interviews, press materials, and profiles about the artists and their work. Materials also include correspondence, contracts, ephemera and object lists and images of items featured in the exhibition. General reference materials, video transcripts, and letters of agreements with artists are also included. Some artist files may contain video copies of the oral histories conducted with the GRI. Materials were maintained by Glenn Phillips, GRI curator.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in two subseries:
 

Series II.A Artist files, 2006-2008

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

These records consist of artist files compiled for the California Video exhibition co-sponsored by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Materials date from 2006 to 2008 and include interviews, press materials, biographies, resumes, and profiles about artists and their work. Materials also include correspondence, contracts, ephemera and object lists and images of items featured in the exhibition. Some artist files may contain CD and DVD copies of the video interviews the GRI conducted with participating artists.

Arrangement

Artist files are arranged in alphabetical order.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Alan Ackoff, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Eleanor Antin, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Skip Arnold, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-01

David Askevold, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-01

John Baldessari, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Stephen Beck, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Ante Bozanich, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 CD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Nancy Buchanan, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 CD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Chris Burden, 2007-2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Brian Bress, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Jim Campbell, 2006

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Jim Campbell, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Meg Cranston, 2007

box 2014.IA.40-01

Peter D'Agostino, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Harry Dodget and Stanya Kahn, 2006-2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Terry Fox, 2007

box 2014.IA.40-01

Howard Fried, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Arthur Ginsberg, 2007-2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Sam Green, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Ant Farm (Chip Lord), 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Dale Hoyt, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Ulysses Jenkins, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Allan Kaprow, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Hilija Keading, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Martin Kersels, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Mike Kelley, 2008

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 DVCAM tapes and 1 CD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Kapper Kids, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Lynn Kirby, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Paul Kos, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 3 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Joanna Kyger, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-01

Joan Logue, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Tony Labat, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 3 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-01

Cynthia Maughan, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Jay McCafferty, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Paul McCarthy, 2007

box 2014.IA.40-02

Branda Miller, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Susan Mogul, 2006-2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Bruce Nauman, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Tony Oursler, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 3 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Patti Podesta, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 DVD.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Joe Rees, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 4 CDs.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Martha Rosler, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Ilene Segalove, 2007-2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 CD.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Nina Sobell, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Jennifer Steinkamp, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

John Sturgeon, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 DVDs.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Erika Suderburg, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Skip Sweeney, 2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 CD.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Diana Thater, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Bill Viola, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Bill Wegman, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Jonah Went, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Bruce and Norman Yonemoto (works), 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Bruce and Norman Yonemoto (about), 2008

 

Series II.B. General materials, 2007-2008

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

These records consist of general exhibition planning documents for the California Video exhibition co-sponsored by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Materials date from 2007 to 2008 and include correspondence, some transcripts of the GRI video interviews with artists, some letters of agreements from artists for both use of their material in the exhibition and for the video interviews, and general research on the history of video art in California.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in original order.
box 2014.IA.40-02

Correspondence, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Screenings, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Miscellaneous local video, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

"Scratching the Belly of the Beast," 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Tapes from all tribes, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Installed show images, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

General California video research, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Master, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Forms, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Long Beach Museum of Art, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Audio track transcripts, 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Legal [agreements], 2008

box 2014.IA.40-02

Curators, 2007-2008

Scope and Content Note

Includes 3 DVDs.