San Francisco Art Institute Reprimands Student for Filming Campus Protest

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Date: 2008

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film Video


Artist: Marynell Maloney

Confronting Bodies: SFAI Administration, led by Chris Bratton, Espi Sanjana, and Okwui Enwezor

Dates of Action: April 3, 2009

Location: The San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, California

Description of Artwork: Videotape of Student Protest of lay-offs of 9 tenured professors

The Incident: having videotaped the collaborative student art intervention in the courtyard at SFAI on Friday April 3, 2008 at 12:00 p.m.. At 4:30pm that same afternoon two representatives of Administration approached me when I was alone on the quad and duly gave me a formal warning for my conduct.

Results of Incident: Formal Warning

Source: Letter by Marynell Maloney posted on SFAI students' website devoted to protesting the lay-offs of 9 tenured faculty and the changes at SFAI under Bratton and Enwezor