Oral History

Bruria Finkel

Interviewed by
Lisa Le Feuvre

Lisa Le Feuvre is Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation. Bruria Finkel (b. 1932, Jerusalem) is an artist and community activist based in Santa Monica, California.

This interview was recorded on August 15, 2019 at Bruria Finkel’s home in Santa Monica. She describes a commissioning process of Nancy Holt’s unrealized project Solar Web on Santa Monica Beach, and makes recommendations as to how to realize it today.

Keywords
Bruria Finkel Ecology Feminism Solar Web Unrealized projects Urban Planning Santa Monica
Photograph

Bruria Finkel at her backyard Santa Monica studio.

Photograph: David Rosenfeld, 2014

DeeDee Halleck

Interviewed by
Lisa Le Feuvre

Lisa Le Feuvre is Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation. DeeDee Halleck is a media activist, founder of Paper Tiger Television, and co-founder of Deep Dish Satellite Network.

This interview was recorded on February 1, 2019 at DeeDee Halleck’s home in New York City. DeeDee Halleck describes how she first met Nancy Holt in 1973, and their subsequent friendship and collaboration on Nancy Holt’s films.

Keywords
Amarillo Ramp Art Park Desert Dwan Film Finkel Fiore Floating Island Greenwich Street Halleck John Weber Gallery Leukemia Massachusetts Matta-Clark Mono Lake New Jersey New Mexico Niagara Pine Barrens Serra Sky Mound Smithson Solar Web Sound Sun Tunnels Video
Photograph

Photo: Manolo García, 2019