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The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that experimental filmmaker Bruce Conner died yesterday of natural causes. Anybody who knows about experimental filmmaking knows at least a little about his work; music fans too. Here’s the film Conner directed for Devo‘s “Mongoloid”:

And here’s his film for Brian Eno and David Byrne‘s “America Is Waiting,” from their My Life in the Bush of Ghosts album:

The dedicated Web site for that album (!) has his film for the song “Mea Culpa.”

Update 7/9: In response to the legal request in the comments, I’ve gone ahead and removed embedding of the YouTube videos; presumably they’ll be removed from YouTube shortly, so catch them while you can.