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Artist's Showcase; Inertia

Part of New Television Workshop.

by Tony Phillips


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Inertia
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 “Inertia,” a person remains seated in a desert setting. Through time-lapse techniques, the sun rises and sets. Clouds move swiftly across the sky. Finally, the person leaves and walks away. Voiceover text implores the viewer not to consider the figure as a permanent part of the landscape. There is relatively little credit information, and what is there is difficult to read.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Landscape
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Contributors
Phillips, Tony ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Inertia,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A64B34780364B64A0785C40C39F8A9B.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Inertia.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A64B34780364B64A0785C40C39F8A9B>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Inertia. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A64B34780364B64A0785C40C39F8A9B
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