December 16, 1971
272 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11231
Many thanks for your good letter to me, and such a thorough information sheet. I’m very sorry to be so long in answering you, things have simply piled up here lately. Ernie, we are completely programmed for the rest of thi3 season so will not be able to consider having you here for a screening and lecture until after next September. However, what I mentioned to Michael was that as soon after the l3t of the year as possible we are planning to send out a letter from our newly established film makers workshop offering it as a teaching facility to any film maker who wishes to teach (workshop, seminar or whatever). You will write up course descriptions, fee, dates, etc. We will publicize, then if enough students sign up, you fly into town and teach, if not, nothing is lost - everyone stands to gain. Various members have spare beds and are willing to house those who come, so no expense there either. We see it as a really good thing. You teach what you like (your speciality) they take what they like etc., etc., etc. The workshop includes 2 still labs, 8, super 8 and l6mm editing equipment (a Somembeck horazontal editor), sound mixing stuff, a fandberg and an animation stand.
I haven’t seen "Serene Velocity” yet Ernie, but keep hearing from Hollis, Michael & Stan Brakhage how very beautiful it is - so I’m eagerly looking forward to it.
Have a lovely holiday and do please forgive the delay in hearing from me. Sincerely,
Sally F. Dixon (Mrs.) Film Coordinator
November 19, 1971
Ernie Gehr 272 Degraw Street Brooklyn, N.Y. 11231 Tel.:212—62li—3177
Mrs. Sally Dixon Film Section Museum o f Art Carnegie Institute 44OO Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa. l5213
Dear Mrs. Dixon,
Michael Snow has asked me to write to you regarding the possibility of a lecture and/or teaching film at the institute. I would very much like to come.
Since I don't exactly know the kind of information you wish, I hope the attached will help. I assume that you already have Film Makers' Cooperative Catalogue #5.
If you wish to call me, I can be reached best in the morning. Evenings only after 11:30PM
272 Degraw Street Brooklyn, New York 11331 Tel.: 212-624-3177
Formal education: High School Graduate.
Living and working in New York City since 1966. Primarily engaged in film since 1967. Prior to that theatre and music.
Theatre productions or mixed media productions in which I participated:
1967: 30's Man: Chapter One of the Big Blackout of 1965, Ken Jacob's
Apparition Theatre of New York.(shadow plays)
1968: Evoking The Mystery: Chapter Four of the Big Blackout of 196$,
Ken Jacob's Apparition Theatre of New York.(shadow plays)
Paper Concerts, Fluxus Group.
Angel Face, Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theatre.
1968/70: Elephant Steps, Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theatre.
(Obie winner 1970. Performed at Tanglewood, Lake George and Hunter Coll.) 1971/72: Hotel China, Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theatre.
From 1967 to early 1971 earned living as assitant manager for the Film Makers*
Cooperative, 175 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016.
Teaching: Harpur College (SUNY-Binghamton) Summer 1970 (Introductory Filmmaking)
Brandford College (Yale University) Spring 1971 (Advance Film Seminar)
(course shared with Michael Snow)
Harpur College (SUNY-Binghamton) Summer 1971 (introduction to Cinema)
Lectures: Yale, Chicago Art Institute, Harpur College, St. John's University,
Bard College, New York University, New School for Social Research,
Museum of Modern Art, Rutgers University, Wesleyan University, University of Connecticut at Storrs, Millennium Film Workshop.
Invited to the Haniburer Filmshau in Hamburg, Germany, September 2-6, 1971.
One man shows: Gallery of Modern Art,NY; Jewish Museum,NY; Contemporary Art Center,
Ohio; Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Selected group showings: Utrecht Museum (sonsbeek ’71), Holland; Foundation Maeght
Festival at St. Paul de Vence, France; Paula Cooper Gallery, N.Y.; Univ. of Washington, Wash.; Woodstock College, Md.; New School for Social Research, N.Y.; Rutgers Univ.,NJ; Bleecker Street Cinema,N.Y.; Elgin Theatre,NY; Univ. of Northern Iowa, Iowa; Telegraph Repertory Cinema, Ca.; St. John's Univ.,NY; Janus Film Society, Wabh.D.C.j Aspen Photography Workshop, Col.; Southhampton College, N.Y.; Fordam Univ.,NY; Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Wash.; Trinity College, Conn; Maryland Institute,Md.; Vestal High School, NY; Flaherty Film Seminar, Conn.; Ohio Univ., Ohio; Iona. Preparatory School,NY;