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Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; Sudden Difficulties

Part of New Television Workshop.

05/13/1985

Part of NTW Master Dubbing: 8/98


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Series
Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund
Program
Sudden Difficulties
Series Description

Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund -- WGBH's collaboration with the Institute Of Contemporary Art (ICA) -- offers a co-venture among TV producers from seven countries, each seeking to capture the spirit of a specific environment. Titles include: O PANAMA: a video by James Benning and Burt Barr evoking the mental landscape of a sick man confined to his apartment; TIME CODE; L'IMAGE; STORM AND STRESS; SOLOS, DUETS AND PIZZA: Three dance videos: "Rotary Action", a duet featuring Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane; "Watermotor for Dancer and Camera", with Trisha Brown, and "From and Island Summer", with Karole Armitage; SET & RESET (#4) VERSION 1: Choreographer Trisha Brown performs to music by Laurie Anderson in this video dance piece DAMNATION OF FAUST: story of Marguerite of the Faust legend; MORE TV STORIES: satirizing the relationship between people and their TVs; NEW ENGLAND FISHERMEN - Joan Logue's brief vignettes of fishermen. Series release date: 1985

Program Description

It documents a collaborative performance and installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston by the painter and sculptor Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz and the theater artist Peter Sellars. The video work was created by Katherine Gulla. In “Sudden Difficulties,” Sellars and Spatz-Rabinowitz talk about the process of creating the piece. Dancer Bonnie Zimmering performs the actual work, in which a woman arises from bed and interacts with transforming props.

Duration

00:16:57

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Documentaries and factual works
Installations (Art)
Experimental theater
Drama
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Gulla, Katherine (Producer)
Contributors
Zimmering, Bonnie ()
Spatz-Rabinowitz, Elaine ()
Sellars, Peter ()
Citation
Chicago: “Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; Sudden Difficulties,” 05/13/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41A156093961484A80E31D386B86B39F.
MLA: “Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; Sudden Difficulties.” 05/13/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41A156093961484A80E31D386B86B39F>.
APA: Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; Sudden Difficulties. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41A156093961484A80E31D386B86B39F
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