film and video
The Video/DVD Collection
The library’s video/DVD collection consists of artists’ works, lectures, documentaries, animation, film history, and more. Highlights of the collection include seminal works in the history of performance art, over eighty films by George Kuchar, and work by students in SFAI’s New Genres department, from the 1980s on.
Lectures given as part of either the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series or the Graduate Lecture Series are recorded and available for viewing approximately one week after the date of the lecture. Lectures and performances recorded prior to the year 2000 can be found in the audio tape collection.
Video tapes and DVDs are available to faculty for classroom use and to students for library use only.
Highlights of the 16 millimeter film collection include works by pioneering experimental filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner, Sidney Peterson, Maya Deren, Lawrence Jordan, Hollis Frampton, and many others, as well as a number of works important in the development of early cinema.
The film collection is available to faculty for classroom use only. Students interested in viewing a film from the collection should talk to Film Department faculty to find out if it’s scheduled to be screened in an upcoming class. The student-curated Film Salon is another great way for students to view films from the collection.
A list of all the titles in the library’s 16mm film collection is available at the library’s Media Desk.