Replay: Douglas Davis, "Falling/Reaching"

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Nov 14 2015 - Jun 12 2016

The de Saisset Museum holds one of the most important collections of video art in the Bay Area. Comprised of rare videos and films, the collection represents a period in which the museum was a leader in commissioning and exhibiting video art. Replay presents a special opportunity to experience some of the museum's rarely-seen video works.

In the 1970s, the de Saisset Museum was at the forefront of a new medium, video art. The museum was a leader in commissioning and showing experimental new works by pioneers in the field. In 1973, the de Saisset commissioned a work from Douglas Davis. The result was The Santa Clara Tapes, a three part video series filmed on the Santa Clara University campus. This unique and innovative piece presents a formal investigation of what was then an incredibly new medium. Falling/Reaching is an artistic exploration of angles and focus.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Multi-media / Digital / Video
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Douglas Davis

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