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Emilio Cruz papers, 1961-2008

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Series 3: Writings , 1969-2004
2.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3, FC 5-6, Boxes 7-9

3.1: General Writings, 1984-2004
General writings consist of essays, exhibition text, and other assorted writing by Emilio Cruz.
Description Container
Essays, 1984, 1988-1993, 1998, 2004
1
41
Writings about Exhibition, 1993, 2003, undated
1
42
Homo Sapiens Series and Season of the Blind, Molly Barnes Gallery, undated
1
43
Can Frankenstein Possess Moral Integrity?— The Displacement of the Gods New York University, undated
1
44
Obscure Reflections Behind a Hidden Wall, Response to Robin Kelly's Essay on Miles Davis in New York Times Magazine, 2001
1
45
Opening Remarks, Columbia Teachers College and White Gloves Black Body and Gold, undated
2
1
Sunday Ridgeback and Slippage Draws, 2004
2
2
3.2: Literary Work and Performance Material, 1969-1997
Literary work and performance material includes poems, short stories, novels, and plays, as well as materials related to the performance of these works. This subseries includes audiovisual material in a variety of formats related to Cruz's performances.
Description Container
Alien, undated
2
3
Anatomy 1-13—Original and Harpoon—Original, undated
2
4
Blind Harry, 1995
2
5
Can Frankenstein Possess Moral Integrity, undated
2
6
Carlos Linares, Imitation of the Beast, The Human Body, and The Silent Body and the Aesthetics of Passion, 1992, undated
2
7
Discretion, 1976
2
8
Earthenware for Sun Ra, 1995
2
9
Homeo Stasis: What We Are Now and Homeostasis Poems, 1978
2
10
Inter Planetary Slaver— Originals, 1969-1970
2
11
Images From a Dark Room, undated
2
12-13
Luminous Journey, undated
2
14-18
Night of Latex and Crumpled Cloth and Prologue on Calvary, undated
2
19
Plum: A Novel Chapters 1-11, undated
2
20
Plum, undated
2
21-25
Rites of Plum Concept Statement and Chapters 1-14, undated
2
26
Ugly Head and the Goddess God He She, undated
2
27
Untitled and Assorted Poetry, 1986-1988, undated
2
28
When This War Is Over, You're Going to Get It George, 1975
2
29
Zero, undated
2
30
Musical Homage to Ants and Other Symbiotic Creatures, 1976
3
1
Materials Related to The Absence Held Fast to Its Presence, 1976, 1981-1982
3
2
Materials Related to Homeostasis: Once More the Scorpion, 1978, 1982
3
3
Cage, performed at BACA Downtown/Center for the Arts, 1986-1987
3
4
Get Down Perfume (1990), performed at Anita Shapolsky Gallery, 1989-1990
3
5
Trilogy for a Distant God— Mirror/Cage/Gun performance at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 1993
3
6
Earthenware: A Poem for Sun Ra and Other Distant Planets Performance at Knitting Factory, 1989, 1995
3
7
Compassion Spirit of Influence Performed at Knitting Factory, 1978, 1985, 1995-1996
3
8
Zero Performed at Steinbaum/Krauss Gallery, 1995, 1997
3
9
Earthenware, Homo Sapiens Poems Performed at the Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1975, 1995-1997
3
10
Prints from Goya's The Disasters of War, 1978
1 Film reel
16mm
Color footage of still prints from Francisco de Goya's The Disasters of War. Includes soundtrack.
FC 5
Homeostasis, 1977
1 Film reel
16 mm
Black and white footage likely accompanied a performance of Homeostasis.
FC 6
Homeostasis Theme, 1980
2 Sound tape reels
2 inch
Reel 1 (Box 7) has 9 tracks identified. Reel 2 (Box 8) has 4 tracks identified (5 numbered).
7-8
The Absence Held Fast to Its Presence Performance Recording, 1982 November 27
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
9
1
Sound Recording of The Absence at Randolph St. Gallery, 1981 April
1 Sound tape reel
9
2
Sound Recording of Homeostasis: Once More the Scorpion, circa 1981
1 Sound tape reel
9
3
Dub of Master Edit of Moming Recording, undated
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
9
4
Recording of The Rites of Plum, undated
1 videocassettes (vhs)
9
5
Sound Recording—Git Down Perfume, undated
2 Sound tape reels
1/2 inch
#6 has five identified tracks. #7 has six identified tracks.
9
6-7

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