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Oral history interview with Peter Cramer and Jack Waters

Interviewee:
Cramer, Peter Francis  Search this
Waters, Jack  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Creator:
Artist's Spaces Archives  Search this
Names:
ABC No Rio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artist's Spaces Archives  Search this
Collaborative Projects, Inc.  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development  Search this
Acierno, Lou  Search this
Gamper, Christa  Search this
George, Carl  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix, 1957-1996  Search this
Howland, Becky  Search this
Karlen, Joan  Search this
Keene, Michael  Search this
Kurtti, George  Search this
Moore, Alan  Search this
Schloss, Arlene  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Taylor, Brad  Search this
Taylor, Brian  Search this
Extent:
73 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 September 6-October 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Cramer and Jack Waters conducted 2007 September 6 and October 9, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art, in conjunction with the Artists' Spaces Archives Project, at Allied Productions, Inc. Studio in New York, New York.
Cramer and Waters, former co-directors of ABC No Rio, speak of their family and educational backgrounds; dance studies; forming their own company POOL (Performance On One Leg) and their "umbrella" non-profit group Allied Productions; their performance "Seven Days of Creation" at ABC No Rio; "crisis management" of ABC No Rio's building at 156 Rivington Street; Colab [Collaborative Projects]; residents in the building including Bobby G and the Acosta family; programs located at ABC No Rio's including the Naked Eye Cinema, Open Mike, Z Club, hardcore Matinee (punk music), and others; seeking grants; incorporating as a non-profit organization; fostering a queer aesthetic; AIDS and the art community; ABC No Rio's traveling exhibitions and performances; gentrification on the Lower East Side; ongoing conflicts with New York City's Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (owner of the building); management of ABC No Rio's Board; community outreach; NEA funding and the "culture wars"; and the "burnout factor" of running ABC No Rio. They also recall Lou Acierno, Charas/El Bohio Cultural and Community Center, Christa Gamper, Carl George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Becky Howland, Joan Karlen, Michael Keane, George Kurtti, Alan Moore, The Pyramid Club, Arlene Schloss, Kiki Smith, Brad Taylor, Brian Taylor, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Cramer is an interactivist artist from New York, New York. Jack Waters is a media artist from New York, New York. Liza Kirwin is the curator of manuscripts at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 22 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Multimedia artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cramer07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cramer07
Online Media:

Proceedings of the 2nd European Ostracodologists Meeting : University of Glasgow, Scotland 23rd-27th July 1993 / edited by Michael C. Keen

Author:
European Ostracodologists' Meeting (2nd : 1993 : Glasgow, Scotland)  Search this
Keen, Michael C (Michael Charles)  Search this
British Micropalaeontological Society  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 214 p. ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1996
Topic:
Ostracoda, Fossil  Search this
Ostracoda  Search this
Call number:
QE817.O8 E94 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525057

Oral history interview with Peter Cramer and Jack Waters, 2007 September 6-October 9

Interviewee:
Cramer, Peter Francis, 1963?-  Search this
Cramer, Peter Francis, 1963?-  Search this
Interviewer:
Waters, Jack, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix  Search this
Moore, Alan  Search this
Acierno, Lou  Search this
Gamper, Christa  Search this
George, Carl  Search this
Karlen, Joan  Search this
Howland, Becky  Search this
Keene, Michael  Search this
Kurtti, George  Search this
Schloss, Arlene  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Taylor, Brad  Search this
Taylor, Brian  Search this
Collaborative Projects, Inc.  Search this
ABC No Rio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development  Search this
Artist's Spaces Archives  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13659
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273737
AAA_collcode_cramer07
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273737
Online Media:

Biological Studies of the Bermuda Ocean Acre II. Vertical Distribution and Ecology of the Lantern Fishes (Family Myctophidae)

Author:
Keene, Michael J.  Search this
Brown, Dail W  Search this
Gibbs, Robert H., Jr.  Search this
Goodyear, Richard H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1971
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
See others in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_101273

Distribution and Abundance of Mesopelagic Fishes on Cruises 2 and 3 at Deepwater Dumpsite 106

Author:
Keene, Michael J.  Search this
Keller, Aimee A.  Search this
Krueger, William H.  Search this
Gibbs, Robert H., Jr.  Search this
Kleckner, Robert C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1977
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
See others in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100042

Jewish ritual art in the Victoria & Albert Museum / Michael Keen

Author:
Keen, Michael  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Subject:
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 126 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1991
Topic:
Jewish art  Search this
Judaism--Liturgical objects  Search this
Call number:
NK1672 .K26 1991
NK1672.K26 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412689

Vertical distribution of Melamphaid fishes off Bermuda / by Michael Joseph Keene

Author:
Keene, Michael Joseph  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 43 p. illus., tables. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Bermuda Islands
Date:
1970
Topic:
Melamphaidae  Search this
Call number:
QL638.M34 K26 1970
QL638.M34K26 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439405

Northwest European micropalaeontology and palynology / editors, David J. Batten, Michael C. Keen

Author:
Batten, D. J  Search this
Keen, Michael C (Michael Charles)  Search this
British Micropalaeontological Society  Search this
Physical description:
x, 298 p. : ill., maps, 1 fold. chart ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1989
[1989]
Topic:
Micropaleontology  Search this
Ocean bottom  Search this
Marine microbiology  Search this
Palynology  Search this
Call number:
QE719 .N87 1989
QE719.N87 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389930

An introduction to marine geology, by M. J. Keen

Author:
Keen, Michael John 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 218 p. illus., maps. (1 fold.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
[1968]
Topic:
Submarine geology  Search this
Submarine topography  Search this
Call number:
QE39 .K26
QE39.K26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_28103

Women, art and the New Deal / Katherine H. Adams and Michael L. Keene

Author:
Adams, Katherine H. 1954-  Search this
Keene, Michael L.  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 219 pages ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
20th century
1933-1945
Topic:
Women artists--Social conditions  Search this
Women in art  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and society--History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1058559

Seeing the American woman, 1880-1920 : the social impact of the visual media explosion / Katherine H. Adams, Michael L. Keene and Jennifer C. Koella

Author:
Adams, Katherine H. 1954-  Search this
Keene, Michael L  Search this
Koella, Jennifer Campbell  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
©2012
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Women in mass media  Search this
Mass media--Social aspects--History  Search this
Visual communication--History  Search this
Popular culture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1061185

Alice Paul and the American suffrage campaign / Katherine H. Adams and Michael L. Keene

Author:
Adams, Katherine H. 1954-  Search this
Keene, Michael L  Search this
Subject:
Paul, Alice 1885-1977  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 274 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Suffragists  Search this
Women--Suffrage--History  Search this
Women's rights--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_903240

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