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Artist's Showcase; Teleportraits

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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Teleportraits
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

Gerd Stern's "Teleportraits" looks at parenting and the ties that bind families, through a series of interviews. A father and son, a mother with her son and daughter, and a couple with a new baby respond to questions that have been edited out of the finished work. Their responses are punctuated by moments of silence. The imagery has been manipulated significantly so that faces appear to be saturated with color or doubled. No credit information accompanies this work. This work was probably created in the mid-to late-1970's at WGBH and was broadcast as part of "Artist's Showcase".

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Family
Parenting
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Dowling, Susan (Producer)
Stern, Gerd ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Teleportraits,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E0FF82952EF4EDD9C0965118209944F.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Teleportraits.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E0FF82952EF4EDD9C0965118209944F>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Teleportraits. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E0FF82952EF4EDD9C0965118209944F
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