SiteWorks: San Francisco performance 1969-85

Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Jim Melchert, Location Project #10: Paramount Theater Oakland (4th November 1974)

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The site for the Location Project will be the south wall of the Paramount Theater as seen from 20th Street. I’ve been checking out the building and find it’s a good one to work with. The projector will be located across the street at Capwell’s. I’ll be projecting one slide for two hours each night for a week. The slides will transpose parts of the building to the wall, setting up a new relationship to the building itself. A matter of making a structure out of combined points of view. (Melchert 1974)