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Öyvind Fahlström

Kisses Sweeter than Wine

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[“9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering” (factual footage) / produced by Billy Klüver ; camera operators: Alfons Schilling and other unknown camera operators] (shot between October 13 and 23, 1966, 24 film spools (c.9 hr.): original, b & w, silent ; 16 and 35 mm + negatives). Film footage of performances by John Cage (Variations VII), Lucinda Childs (Vehicle), Öyvind Fahlström (Kisses Sweeter than Wine), Alex Hay (Grass Field), Deborah Hay (Solo), Steve Paxton (Physical Things), Yvonne Rainer (Carriage Discreteness), Robert Rauschenberg (Open Score), David Tudor (Bandoneon! (a combine)) and Robert Whitman (Two Holes of Water-3) within the framework of “9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering,” held at the 69th Regiment Armory (New York, N.Y., United States), from October 13 to 23, 1966. The length of the films does not match that of the performances as presented at the Armory in 1966. Includes originals and working copies of Alfons Schilling’s footage in view of making the film 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering (see: 9 EV 00032223). The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering fonds. 9 EV 00031590.

[ Öyvind Fahlström, “Kisses Sweeter than Wine”: performance presented within the framework of “9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering,” The 69th Regiment Armory (New York, N.Y., United States), October 21 and 22, 1966 / produced by Billy Klüver ; camera operators: Alfons Schilling and other unknown camera operators ; editing: The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology] (2006 (1966), 1 videocassette (1 hr., 8 min., 14 sec.): digital, BETACAM). Edited factual footage (transferred to video) of “Kisses Sweeter than Wine” shot in 16 mm film by Alfons Schilling and in 35 mm film by other unknown camera operators on October 21 and 22, 1966 (see: 9 EV 00031602). The shots have been placed in order to respect - to the extent possible - the sequence of the performance's two presentations. The Daniel Langlois foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering fonds. 9 EV 00033750.

9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering / produced by Experiments in Art and Technology ; shooting and editing: Alfons Schilling (1966, 1 film spool (24 min., 30 sec.): original, b & w, mono ; 16 mm). Film made from the factual footage shot by Alfons Schilling at the 69th Regiment Armory (New York, N.Y., United States), from October 13 to 23, 1966 (see: 9 EV 00031590). The Daniel Langlois foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering fonds. 9 EV 00032223.

9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering (1966, [?] sound reels: instantaneous, acoustic) Sound recordings of performances by Lucinda Childs (Vehicle), Öyvind Fahlström (Kisses Sweeter than Wine), Alex Hay (Grass Field), Deborah Hay (Solo), Steve Paxton (Physical Things), Yvonne Rainer (Carriage Discreteness), Robert Rauschenberg (Open Score) and Robert Whitman (Two Holes of Water-3) within the framework of “9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering,” held at the 69th Regiment Armory (New York, N.Y., United States), from October 13 to 23, 1966. Das Archiv Sohm, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart.

Material for Schilling film on 9 Evenings (1966, 4 sound reels (c.1 hr., 56 min.): instantaneous, acoustic). Sound recordings of performances by Lucinda Childs (Vehicle), Öyvind Fahlström (Kisses Sweeter than Wine), Alex Hay (Grass Field), Deborah Hay (Solo), Steve Paxton (Physical Things), Yvonne Rainer (Carriage Discreteness), Robert Rauschenberg (Open Score) and Robert Whitman (Two Holes of Water-3) within the framework of “9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering,” held at the 69th Regiment Armory (New York, N.Y., United States), from October 13 to 23, 1966. Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R2.

Voice of America French service on 9 evenings, with Öyvind Fahlström interview (1966, 1 sound reel (8 min., 43 sec.): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R17.

Beethoven Tape record (1966, 1 sound reel (5 min., 34 sec.): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R18.

Fahlström call to Shanghai for 9 Evenings (1966, 1 sound reel (8 min., 30 sec.): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R20.

Fine and You?, (1966, 1 sound reel (12 min., 38 sec.): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R21.

Fahlström piece (1966, 1 sound reel (33 min.): instantaneous, acoustic) Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R22.

Öyvind Fahlström: short piece of speech, n.d. (n.d., 1 sound reel (54 min., 25 sec.): instantaneous, acoustic) Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R23.

Öyvind Fahlström #1, 1966 (1966, 1 sound reel (? min.): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R24.

Öyvind Fahlström #2 [sic] (1966, 1 sound reel (c.2 min): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R25.

Öyvind Fahlström #3 [sic] (1966, 1 sound reel (32 min.): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R26.

Interviews with Öyvind Fahlström (21 min.) and Yvonne Rainer (19 min.) (n.d., 1 sound reel (40 min): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R19.

Simone Whitman interview fragments, 1966 (n.d., 1 sound reel (28 min., 30 sec.): instantaneous, acoustic). Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Reel R28.

Manuscript, 1966 (1972-1973): I Artists: Öyvind Fahlström, “Kisses Sweeter than Wine” / Harriet DeLong ; Simone Forti-Whitman ; Billy Klüver ; Julie Martin. Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003), Box 2, file 14.

Artists {I} descriptions of their pieces, comments, bios, announcements and some applicable correspondence with Cage, Childs, Fahlström, Deborah and Alex Hay, Paxton, Rainer, Rauschenberg, Tudor and Robert Whitman. Experiments in Art and Technology Records 1966-1993, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (940003). Box 1, Folder 13-14.

9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, Pontus Hultén and Frank Königsberg eds. ([New York]: Experiments in Art and Technology; The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, [1966]) [12] p.

Secondary sources

Öyvind Fahlström, curator and catalogue editor: Karl Gunnar Pontus Hultén ; Björn Springfeldt (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1980): 109 p.
Published in the occasion of the exhibition “Öyvind Fahlström,” Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris, France), January 23-March 31, 1980.

9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering, 1966, edited by Catherine Morris (Cambridge: MIT ; List Visual Arts Center, 2006): 87 p. Published in the occasion of the exhibition “9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering, 1966,” List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., United States, May 4-July 9, 2006 [circulation: Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen, Concordia University, Montreal, Que., Canada, March 7-April 28, 2007].

Billy Klüver; Julie Martin, E.A.T. - The Story of E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology 1960-2001 (Tokyo: NTT InterCommunication Center, 2003): 173 p. Published in the occasion of the exhibition “The Story of Experiments in Art and Technology,” NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan, April 11, June 29, 2003.

Norma Loewen, Experiments in Art and Technology: A Descriptive History of the Organization (New York: New York University, 1975): 420 p. Ph. D. dissertation delivered at the School of Education, Health, Nursing and Arts Professions, New York University, 1975.

Billy Klüver, “Theatre and Engineering: An Experiment: Notes by an Engineer,” Artforum (Feb. 1967): p. 31-33.

Simone Whitman, “Theatre and Engineering: An Experiment: Notes by a Participant,” Artforum (Feb. 1967): p. 26-30.