Artist, writer. Poet and media artist Gerd Stern has several books of published poetry, for example, Afterimage (1965), and his oral history, From Beat Scene Poet to Psychedelic Multimedia Artist, 1948-1978: An Oral History was published in 2001 by the University of California. In the 1960s, Stern formed USCO and Intermedia Systems Corporation with Michael Callahan. Influenced by the theories of Marshall McLuhan, both collaborative projects created multimedia environments intended to alter consciousness through manipulations of sensory perception. Stern currently lives between New Jersey and Jamaica.
Discrete project sites documenting the work of specific artists and collectives in detail.
Essays and conversation providing a context for exploring the Project Sites and Archives.
Video interviews conducted between December 2008 and May 2009 reflecting on Vancouver’s art scene in the sixties.