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Artist's Showcase; 37/73

Part of New Television Workshop.

12/17/1980

NTW Dub of Original - 8/98 XFER: 37/73 - RICHARD MEYERS


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
37/73
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 this black-and-white film, a young boy riding in the back of a car appears to fall into a dream state in which he is surrounded by older women and dancing showgirls. A magician appears, emphasizing the mysterious and surreal quality of the images. At one point the car floats in the air like a balloon, as people on the ground try to pull it down with ropes. A house is shown being demolished. As the images are repeated in new orders and with slight variation, they are recontextualized so that the narrative shifts continually.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Leed, Mary
Meyers, Richard
Dreams
Leed, Jake
Magic
Croft, Nora
Myers, Marjory
Myers, Kelly
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Meyers, Richard (Director)
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; 37/73,” 12/17/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4761D81112E843D6952450065687D397.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; 37/73.” 12/17/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4761D81112E843D6952450065687D397>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; 37/73. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4761D81112E843D6952450065687D397
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