On Mike Henderson

This week we are excerpting this important interview with Mike Henderson in Black Camera which thoroughly investigates Henderson’s extensive body of work over his artistic career!  Michael T. Martin: I’m here at the Black Film Center/Archive with emeritus professor Mike Henderson, noted and accomplished painter, blues guitarist, and experimental filmmaker, on the occasion of a retrospective […]

March 31-Down Hear: The Films of Mike Henderson

Thursday, March 31 | Join us for San Francisco–based artist and musician Mike Henderson for a screening and discussion! Best known as a painter and blues guitarist, San Francisco–based artist Mike Henderson produced a remarkable body of experimental and performance-driven films starting in the mid 1960s through the 1980s. Politically charged and often wickedly funny, Henderson’s […]

March 17-shawné michaelain holloway: Extreme Submission

Thursday, March 17 | Join us to welcome dirty new media performance artist shawné michaelain holloway for a screening and discussion! In the last four years, Paris-based dirty new media performance artist shawné michaelain holloway has established herself as one of the most significant voices online. Her rhizomatic projects explore intimacy, power dynamics, and the technologies that […]

On Nobuaki Doi

This week I am delighted to welcome graduate student Kelsey Velez to write for us! Velez reflects on the work of Japanese curator and scholar Nobuaki Doi.  As a curator and scholar, Nobuaki Doi’s work facilitates the continuing legacy of animation in Japan—a legacy that stretches back as far as the 1910s. He got his start as […]

March 10-Wonder: Recent Independent Animation from Japan

Thursday, March 10 | This week Japanese animation scholar and curator Nobuaki Doi joins us for a screening and discussion! Over the last decade and a half, a generation of independent animators have redefined “Japanese animation.” Organized by the animation scholar and curator Nobuaki Doi, this program showcases the landscape of independent Japanese animation, including Mirai Mizue’s stunning, hand-drawn […]

March 3-Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Otros usos

Thursday, March 3 | This week artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz kicks off our Spring 2016 season with a screening and discussion! Puerto Rican artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (MFA 1997) draws from anthropology and experimental theater to craft exquisite films about the physical and symbolic histories of the Caribbean. She often collaborates with her subjects—through interviews, reenactment, and play—to […]