Saturday, October 11, 2014

HeRSToRy 011 Claire Beach

    Claire lived in Somerville, MA and helped organize the Women's Video Collective. She became a steady presence at the encampment in the summer of 1983, covering actions at the depot, daily life at the camp, and setting up video screenings in the barn.  She also played a major role in training other women in various aspects of video and sound documentation.

CLIP 1: Jumping into the fire

CLIP 2: I had to put the camera away


Interview: Claire Beach
Date: October 22, 2006
Location: Seattle, WA 
Present: Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer

Claire in the barn at the encampment in 1983. Photo by Ruth Putter.
Claire's infamous traveling machine. No front passenger seat and a duct-taped window, but plenty of space for video equipment. Photo by Nancy Clover, 1983.
Claire setting up for a Women's Video Collective something somewhere in 1984. Photo by Nancy Clover.
Claire and Laura Barrett adorn the depot fence, 1983. Photo by Nancy Clover.

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