Thank you Laura for your response! During the Berlinale discussion it seemed
that Eastman left Buffalo later than he actually did, so I assumed some overlap
even if the departments weren’t so connected with one another.
> On Mar 22, 2018, at 00:17, Laura McGough <lmcgo...@buffalo.edu> wrote:
> Dear Christopher,
> Tony arrived in Buffalo in 1976 as Visiting Faculty at UB; Julius Eastman
> left UB circa 1975.
> I was part of the video arts community in Buffalo in the last 1980s/early
> 1990s, working with Tony and many others and serving, for a bit, as the Video
> Curator at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. As far as I know, few friends
> from that community interacted with - or even knew - Julius. Neil Zusman is
> one exception - he has a great story of lending Julius a suit jacket for a
> court appearance. While it is certainly possible that Julius and Tony knew
> each other, Tony was immersed in video art production during this era, rather
> than music - making his own great video artworks, working collaboratively
> with various local video collectives and creating on his own public access
> (Studio of the Streets) and educational access projects (Buffalo Learning
> Television). I am not sure how much he actually interacted with the folks
> around UB’s Music Dept during this time (Media Studies and Music were on
> separate campuses at the time - more than geography seemed to separate them).
> But…there still might be a story to be told….
>> On Mar 21, 2018, at 6:41 PM, Chris G <spy...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hoping someone or some of you here might be able to help with a vague
>> question that's been burning in my head since seeing The Otolith Group's
>> video installation "The Third Part of the Third Measure" and a panel
>> discussion on the work/Eastman at the Berlinale last month. Did Eastman and
>> Tony Conrad ever have any crossover, affinity for, or association with each
>> other at Buffalo?
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