Virtual Moving History IX – Tranquil Television [Online]
This week, MIPoPS has curated calming archival footage to help soothe Seattle’s stressed-out soul. Selections include:
- A meditative mime performance, “Dream” from the Seattle Mime Theatre
- Animated poetry shorts, including Karl Krogstad’s “Gazebo by the Sea” (Scarecrow Video and Seattle Municipal Archives)
- Montages compiled by MIPoPS staff of scenic Seattle footage set to soothing scores (Seattle Municipal Archives, Seattle Art Museum, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and UW Libraries, Special Collections)
- Before Bob Ross, the Pacific Northwest had Fay Chong! In this piece, Chong demonstrates how he uses Chinese ink, mounted rice paper, Chinese brushes, and regular water colors to paint on the beach (Wing Luke Museum)
About [Virtual] Moving History
Sundays, 4:30–5:30pm PDT
MIPoPS is a nonprofit whose mission is to assist archives, libraries, and other organizations with the conversion of analog video recordings to digital formats according to archival best practices.
In order to adhere to social distancing best practices, MIPoPS is proud to partner with the Northwest Film Forum to bring you a weekly series of archival videotape documenting a diverse history in Seattle. Featuring a variety of material and topics, this series will curate a set of clips each Sunday to provide comic relief, historically relevant medical and public health documentation, performance recordings, and much more.
MIPoPS hopes this series will educate and entertain viewers during this time of uncertainty and isolation.