UNDERGROUND 1967-72

FILMS, INTERMEDIA FILM CO-OP, EXHIBITIONS, IMAGE EXCHANGE, POEMS / PROSE

These excavations concern 1967 - 1972 underground film and poetry activities by Al Razutis in California, and at Intermedia (Vancouver), and in other Vancouver, Canada locations. For 'post-Intermedia' emergence of organizations like "Pacific Cinematheque Pacifique", "CFMDW - Moving Images", and "Cineworks" (Vancouver), see the page Beyond Intermedia. For synaesthetic cinema and early video see Synaesthetic and Expanded Cinema. For early psychedelic pioneers and light shows see Psychedelic Cinema because a lot of this started from here.

N.B.   Due to the scarcity of 1960's - 70's recorded and remaining material (images), this archive is an in-progress work and is intended as a factual supplement to biographical material. We gratefully acknowledge the public domain archives of "Intermedia Catalogue" assembled by Michael de Courcy - also under the title 'Vancouver Art in the 60's' from which we have obtained a few photos and news articles and have placed credit where appropriate.

UNDERGROUND FILMS - INTERMEDIA VANCOUVER

click enlarge - Al Razutis 1968  Intermedia Vancouver

'UNDERGROUND' FILMS by Al Razutis:

Screened at underground cinemas in Davis, CA, Vancouver, BC Canada, toured and distributed

to image frames strips from AAEON by Al Razutis     click enlarge - Al Razutis 1970 studio Crescent Beach with optical printer and animation stand

>> AAEON FILM PAGE - PICS - HISTORY / TEXTS

EXHIBITIONS & NEWS ARTICLES & FILM CATALOGS

'EAST-WEST UNDERGROUND FILMS' (1967-8 Screenings, California and Vancover, Canada)

INDEPENDENT and INTERMEDIA UNDERGROUND FILM SCREENINGS (1968-70, Vancover, Pacific Northwest, US & Canada)

click to enlarge Intermedia Film Coop Marathon at Vancouver Art Gallery 1969     click to enlarge Rimmer, Razutis, Rodan underground films poster Vancouver showing 1969     click to enlarge pdf Vancouver News Article 1969

click to enlarge pdf Vancouver News Article 1969     click to enlarge pdf Vancouver News Article 1969     click to enlarge pdf Vancouver News Article 1969


INTERMEDIA FILM CO-OP - Vancouver, 1968-71:

Underground Film Distribution Co-Op (Co-founded by Al Razutis)

INTERMEDIA FILM CATALOG COVER & SAMPLE PAGE:

click for FILM CO-OP CATALOG COVER & SAMPLE PAGES ENLARGEMENT     click for FILM CO-OP CATALOG COVER & SAMPLE PAGES ENLARGEMENT

Intermedia Film Catalogue - complete - PDF

Intermedia Film Co-Op Catalogue Cover - Supplement - Vancouver, 1970-71

INTERMEDIA PUBLIC POETRY READINGS & NEWS ARTICLES & SAMPLES

click to enlarge pdf Vancouver News Article 1969     click to enlarge pdf prose poem page by Al Razutis 1969

click for Bill Bissett reading 2017 at the Ossington - video by David Bateman
Poet Bill Bissett reading 2017 at the Ossington
video by David Bateman - link to FaceBook page


PROSE POEMS (unpublished novels) by Al Razutis:

PROSE POEM: 'ILIUM: EXPRESS' (1968-70, rev. '77) by Al Razutis

PROSE POEM: 'THE BEAST' (1968-70, rev. '78) by Al Razutis

INTERMEDIA POETRY READINGS (1969-70) - SAMPLE PAGE (.PDF ACROBAT FILE)


FILM INTERPRETATION OF PROSE POEM: 'THE BEAST'

Click for enlargement of frames from Excerpt from MS: The Beast

YouTube video 90 sec. clip: Excerpts from MS: The Beast

16mm FILM page: EXCERPT FROM MS: THE BEAST Film Archives description


IMAGE EXCHANGE at Visual Alchemy, Vancouver, 1972-77:

Stock Footage Image Bank and Exchange - Co-founded by Al Razutis and Gary Lee-Nova

'IMAGE EXCHANGE' COVER & GUIDELINES

click for IMAGE EXCHANGE COVER SHEET - GUIDELINES
INTERMEDIA STOCK-FOOTAGE 'LIBRARY'

click for INTERMEDIA stock footage 4th floor room

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Drawing on Film - Video Archives
click for AL RAZUTIS FILM ARCHIVES page

Historical texts as reference:

'Recovering Lost History: Vancouver Avant-Garde Cinema 1960-1969' (Al Razutis)


Al Razutis chronologies:

'Three Decades of Rage' .PDF (Mike Hoolboom)



Post 1972 Studio > Studio Photo Archives from the 70's / 80's

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