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Emilio Cruz papers, 1961-2008

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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.
This subseries is arranged with texts first in alphabetical order by title, followed by materials related to performances, arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
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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