Presentation Title

The Story of Altamont

Location

San Marcos Gallery, Archbishop Alemany Library, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-26-2019 6:00 PM

End Date

4-26-2019 8:00 PM

Department

Art, Art History and Design

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Steven Polacco and Matt Garcia

Presentation Format

Exhibit

Abstract/Description

Gabriella Tassano’s art is informed by two disciplines, marketing and design. She has always been fascinated with popular culture from the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s. In a world where there is too much information and too little context, she believes it is important to dig deeper to understand the world around us.

"The Story of Altamont" is a graphic explainer video about the infamous free concert that took place on December 6, 1969 at Altamont Speedway. The concert was organized by the Greatful Dead and the Rolling Stones; it was scheduled to include Santana, Jefferson Airplane, CSNY and the Flying Burrito brothers. The event would also include several dozen members the Hells Angels motorcycle gang acting as informal security staff in exchange for $500 worth of beer as a “gratuity." The day grew with violent chaos and resulted in the Hell's Angel, Alan Passaro's stabbing of 18-year-old concert goer, Meredith Hunter.

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The Story of Altamont

San Marcos Gallery, Archbishop Alemany Library, Dominican University of California

Gabriella Tassano’s art is informed by two disciplines, marketing and design. She has always been fascinated with popular culture from the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s. In a world where there is too much information and too little context, she believes it is important to dig deeper to understand the world around us.

"The Story of Altamont" is a graphic explainer video about the infamous free concert that took place on December 6, 1969 at Altamont Speedway. The concert was organized by the Greatful Dead and the Rolling Stones; it was scheduled to include Santana, Jefferson Airplane, CSNY and the Flying Burrito brothers. The event would also include several dozen members the Hells Angels motorcycle gang acting as informal security staff in exchange for $500 worth of beer as a “gratuity." The day grew with violent chaos and resulted in the Hell's Angel, Alan Passaro's stabbing of 18-year-old concert goer, Meredith Hunter.