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Still from U-matic tape digitized by BAVC Preservation. 1988 installation of Oldenburg & Van Bruggen's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture at the Walker Art Center. A whimsically large bent spoon arches over a man-made lake, balancing a red cherry.
Considered one of the nation’s leading art institutions, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center has been a leader in musical and dance performances, contemporary design and fine arts, and...
April 24, 2020
PAP Sunglasses
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There is no doubt that recent events have thrown a curveball at everyone’s daily activities. Our team at BAVC Preservation wishes everyone a safe and healthy 2020 and we are grateful that our work to preserve and...
April 21, 2020
Crip Camp Thumb
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Throughout New York State in the 1970s The People's Video Theater was producing documentary programs using Sony PortaPak cameras. At the time, this technology was cutting-edge, and these programs chronicled the...
January 7, 2020
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Digital Deliverables at BAVC At BAVC Preservation one of our main objectives is to digitize tape-based media formats to preservation-ready digital files. We often try to...
December 12, 2019
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Logo. The Letter M in red black and white. Thumbnail image for whitepaper "A Guide to Approaching Audiovisual Digitization for Artists and Arts and Culture Organizations"
In 2017 Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation which supported the continuation of our Preservation Access Program (PAP), which offers subsidized preservation...
July 2, 2019
Image is a black and white television still. A shoulders-up shot of a young person talking to someone off screen. The wear a dark turtleneck, a leather jacket with a wide collar, and an afro. A person stands behind them, to the side, mostly out of frame.
BAVC News
BAVC is proud to announce the recipients of the 12th round of our Preservation Access Program . This program, made possible by...
June 10, 2019
experimental video still courtesy of Visual Studies Workshop
BAVC News
Twice per year, BAVC’s Preservation Department selects a group of individuals, artists, and organization to receive funding for digitization and archival projects. These funds come from our...
January 4, 2019
BAVC's Preservation Access Program 2018: Waveform Still
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We are excited to announce the participants in the upcoming round of BAVC’s Preservation Access Program ! From video artists...
May 1, 2018

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