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Artist's Showcase; Quidditas

Part of New Television Workshop.

06/15/1975

Frank Gilette


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Quidditas
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 “Quidditas” Frank Gilette turns an eye to the landscape of Massachusetts, examining seven unique natural environments. Presented in seven distinct sections, the visual details of a pond, a lake, scrub pines, a salt marsh, tidal flats, dunes, and the ocean are presented. The surface of water is a recurring image from scene to scene. Repeatedly, the camera focuses on a fixed close-up and then zooms out to reveal the larger setting. The natural sounds of each environment -- chirping birds and lapping waves -- provide the score.

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Water
Natural areas
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Gilette, Frank ()
Barzyk, Fred (Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Quidditas,” 06/15/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_51B2A46B378F466DA8D929B4FF8FD7B3.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Quidditas.” 06/15/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_51B2A46B378F466DA8D929B4FF8FD7B3>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Quidditas. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_51B2A46B378F466DA8D929B4FF8FD7B3
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