Roloff, John S., b. 1947
Active in Oakland, Calif.
Collection size: 0.3 linear ft. (7 items)
Collection Summary: Published video and writings by Roloff documenting Roloff's conceptual art, much of which only existed for a brief time. Included are four VHS videotapes: "What Follows", an interview with Roloff conducted by Jim Johnson in Boulder, CO, May 1987; "Gradient", 1994; "Deluge (Radiant Sleep/Helium Ash)", 1994; and "Metafossil (Metabolism and Mortality)", 1995. Also included is one DVD, "Prairie Starfish/Glacial Epoch," Sept. 1980. Writings include "New Observations: Organic Logic" co-edited by Roloff and Mark Bartlett, Fall/Winter 2000 and "Devonian Shale: Aquifer", 4/4, limited edition book, 2001 by Roloff.
Biographical/Historical Note: Conceptual artist; Oakland, Calif.; b. 1947.
Donated 2004 by John Roloff as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. As many of Roloffs pieces exist only for a month or an evening, these videotapes, digital and printed material are primary records. Additions are expected.
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