Baldwin was born in Oakland and lives in San Francisco. While studying
in the Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University, he became
increasingly drawn to creating films from already existing footage.
Baldwin's films represent a political engagement with film, both the
physical medium and the cultural manifestation. His practice challenges
notions of the individual as a singular source of 'creative genius'
- suggesting on the contrary that creativity is open to everybody -
and they also raise important questions concerning the 'authenticity'
of the document, and the meaning of copyright and so-called "piracy."
Baldwin teaches at San Francisco State University and organizes film
screenings at A.T.A. (Artists' Television Access) Gallery, an oppositional,
underground screening space in San Francisco's Mission District.
othercine (at) hotmail.com
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