The UCLA Film and Television Archive and Chicano Studies Research Center present two nights of Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s films, music and video art. Ortiz is a key figure of the 1960s international “Destruction in Art” movement, U.S.-based Guerrilla Theater and Latino art (including as founder of El Museo del Barrio). His extensive media collection — archived at UCLA — includes footage documenting the emergence of performance, installation art and experimental music in New York City. This two-night program surveys the full scope of his media art since the late 1950s.
Screenings are free!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7:30 P.M. – Program 1: Taking an Axe and Hole Punch to Celluloid + Filming Destructions
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 7 P.M. – Program 2: Scratch Videos
At the Billy Wilder Theater in the Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024)