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Wolfgang Stoerchle papers, 1952-2007.

Stoerchle, Wolfgang, 1944-1976.

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  • Title:
    Wolfgang Stoerchle papers, 1952-2007.
  • Author/Creator: Stoerchle, Wolfgang, 1944-1976.
  • Creation Date: 1952-2007.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Wolfgang Stoerchle was an important figure in the development of performance and video art in Southern California. Born in Germany, Stoerchle emigrated to Toronto, Canada with his family in 1959, and moved to the United States in 1962. He began experimenting with performance and video art in the late 1960s and early 1970s while studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and teaching in the Post-Studio Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts.
  • Arrangement: Organized in four series: Series I. Personal files, 1952-2007; Series II. Documentation of artworks, 1968-1975; Series III. Materials about Stoerchle, 1965-2007; Series IV. Audiovisual materials, 1970-2006.
  • Physical Desc.: 5.17 linear ft. (12 boxes).
    30 videoreels ; 1/2 in. original..
    2 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in. original..
    1 sound cassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape ; original..
    1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in. original (2 copies).
    1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm stereo ; 12 in. original..
    1 sound disc (cd): digital ; 4 3/4 in. original..
  • Summary: The archive contains documentation of work produced by Stoerchle during his short career, as well as a small amount of personal material. A key component of the archive is a set of half-inch open-reel tapes documenting Stoerchle's experiments with video. In addition to his well-known works, the videos also include documentation of some of Stoerchle's lesser-known works, such as a live performance with Viva, some of his more provocative performances, and a television "dinner" performance produced with Allan Kaprow, Emmett Williams, and Helene Winer. Also included are audiotapes of Stoerchle's sound works and a slide and sound installation. The archive contains a small number of works by other artists, including early reels by Nam June Paik and William Wegman, and sound works by Daniel Lentz produced in honor of Stoerchle.
    Also included in the papers are photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies of performances, sculptures and drawings Stoerchle produced throughout his career. Stoerchle's childhood is represented by a few family photographs and images of drawings and sculptures he made in his youth. Among the limited correspondence are letters received by Stoerchle, personal letters between him and his second wife, Carol Lingham, and letters to Lingham following Stoerchle's death, including some lengthy remembrances by friends. The archive also contains an extensive set of press clippings about Stoerchle during his lifetime. Much of the archive was assembled by Lingham after Stoerchle's death.
  • Language: English
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Preliminary inventory available in the repository; folder level control.
  • Form/Genre: Correspondence -- 20th century
    Performance art -- 20th century
    Photographs, Original
    Photographic prints -- 20th century
    Sound recordings -- 20th century
    Video art -- 20th century
  • Subjects: Stoerchle, Wolfgang Performance art -- California -- Los Angeles Video art -- California -- Los Angeles
  • Contributors: Kaprow, Allan. Lentz, Daniel, 1942- Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006. Wegman, William. Williams, Emmett. Winer, Helene.
  • ID/Accession Number: 2833-000
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers, except for unreformatted audiovisual materials.
  • OCLC Record Number: 953228848
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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