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New Television Workshop; Magritte sur la Plage; Ros Barron's Magriitte sur la Plage

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This short excerpt from Ros Barron's dramatic movement work, featuring the reconstruction of various elements from paintings of the surrealist artist, René Magritte, shows a dancer reflected in a large mirror. Text is spoken in French. Approximate date: 1976


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Series
New Television Workshop
Program
Magritte sur la Plage
Title

Ros Barron's Magriitte sur la Plage

Series Description

The New Television Workshop originated at WGBH in 1974 to support the creation and development of experimental video art. This experimental programming included dance, drama, music, performance and visual arts on video and film. As early as 1968, WGBH was committed to the development of video art through residency programs, with artists such as Nam June Paik. Many of these early works (pre-1974) were broadcast both locally and nationally. Fred Barzyk, a WGBH producer and director, was the Workshop's Executive Director from 1974 to 1982. Susan Dowling was Executive Director from 1982 to 1993. In 1993 the Workshop ceased production at WGBH. Major broadcast series created by the Workshop included "Artist's Showcase," "Frames of Reference," "Dance for Camera," "Poetry Breaks," and "New Television." Individual works were created for "Visions," a series produced by WNET (New York), and "Alive From Off Center," a series produced by KTCA (St. Paul - Minneapolis). The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund was co-founded by the Workshop and Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in the 1980's, to commission works by video artists. Series release date: 1974

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Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Surrealism
Barron, Ros
Experimental films
Magritte, René, 1898-1967
Video art
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Dowling, Susan (Series Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “New Television Workshop; Magritte sur la Plage; Ros Barron's Magriitte sur la Plage,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E652DC815F84376B3A73BB8853DB9B0.
MLA: “New Television Workshop; Magritte sur la Plage; Ros Barron's Magriitte sur la Plage.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E652DC815F84376B3A73BB8853DB9B0>.
APA: New Television Workshop; Magritte sur la Plage; Ros Barron's Magriitte sur la Plage. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E652DC815F84376B3A73BB8853DB9B0
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