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Artist's Showcase; Three Transitions

Part of New Television Workshop.

06/20/1997

Original date 6/15/73. Dubbed from A0-00605.


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Three Transitions
Series Description

Anthology series of experimental, avant garde video productions. Program titles: "DANCE FOR CAMERA - SHOW I: DISTRICT I and PALE COOL, PALE WARM;" "DANCE FOR CAMERA - SHOW II: TZADDICK;" "DANCE FOR CAMERA - SHOW III: GEORGE'S HOUSE;" "SELECTED WORKS - 1974 - 1975;" "THE GIRL WITH THE FLAXEN HAIR;" "SET OF COINCIDENCE;" "ALL ACROSS BOSTON;" " UNTITLED PERFORMANCE BY ROBERT GOLDMAN;" "QUIDDATAS;" "TELEPORTRAITS;" "FOUR SIDED TAPES;" "AMY LOWELL;" "PRIMORDIAL SOUP;" "HOWARD;" "THIRD TAPE;" "PAST FANTASIES;" "SEMI BUFFET;" "EAST ENDED TAPE;" "A COLOR PIECE FOR TV;" "CONTEXTS AND ONE AND MANY;" "THREE TRANSITIONS;" "CITY SCAPE;" "OUT OF TIME;" "NO TITLE." Series release date: 1975

Program Description

In “Three Transitions” Peter Campus uses video techniques to create illusions, wherein his image is erased and sometimes reconstructed. Campus, wearing a yellow blazer, walks up to a wall of yellow paper with his back to the viewer. An image from the other side of this “wall” is superimposed, so that a knife appears to slice through his back. As he cuts a hole in the paper wall, he disappears and reappears through the hole at the same time, then tapes it up and walks away. In the second vignette, Campus rubs his face, “erasing” the image as he goes to reveal another image of his face beneath himself. In the third transition, an outstretched piece of paper bears Campus’ reflection. Setting fire to this paper, he slowly obliterates his own image.

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Video art
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Campus, Peter, 1937- ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Three Transitions,” 06/20/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_288317C3FB8A4380BE81A7F00792A567.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Three Transitions.” 06/20/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_288317C3FB8A4380BE81A7F00792A567>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Three Transitions. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_288317C3FB8A4380BE81A7F00792A567
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