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JONAS MEKAS COLLECTION OF FLUXUS FILM LOOPS

Collection Dates: @1960 -- 1970
.75 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900
e-mail: lib-spec@uiowa.edu

Posted to Internet: February 2004

Acquisition Note: The Jonas Mekas Film Loops were donated to the University of Iowa by Jonas Mekas in 1992.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Biographical Note

Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania in 1922. In 1949, Mekas emigrated with his brother to the United States, where he became interested in avant-garde film. He later began screening his own avant-garde films and publishing criticism in several different venues, including Film Culture . Mekas also founded the Anthology Film Archives, one of the world's largest collections of avant-garde films.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of nearly one linear foot of 35 Fluxus 35mm film loops dating approximately 1960 -- 1970. This is an Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Art collection.

Prepared by D. Crites and J. Roethler

Item Inventory

  1. "numbers 1 to 9" / Maciunas
  2. Paul Sharits loop "Words"
  3. Paul Sharits loop
  4. Macuinas loop
  5. "Artype Dots" loop / Macuinas
  6. X-Ray loop / Watts
  7. Stan Vanderbeek loop
  8. Jolly loop: Penguins
  9. Jolly loop: Cowboys Fight
  10. Jolly loop: Chaplin
  11. Two loops by John Cavanaugh
  12. Vilnius loop / Macuinas
  13. Stan Vanderbeek loop
  14. Laufer loop
  15. Al Fine loop
  16. Paul Sharits Razor loop
  17. Vostell loop
  18. Yoko Ono loop
  19. Brecht loop "Black Leader"

20.-35. "One of a Kind" "own loops

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