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Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; Water Catalogue, The

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Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund
Water Catalogue, The
Series Description

Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund -- WGBH's collaboration with the Institute Of Contemporary Art (ICA) -- offers a co-venture among TV producers from seven countries, each seeking to capture the spirit of a specific environment. Titles include: O PANAMA: a video by James Benning and Burt Barr evoking the mental landscape of a sick man confined to his apartment; TIME CODE; L'IMAGE; STORM AND STRESS; SOLOS, DUETS AND PIZZA: Three dance videos: "Rotary Action", a duet featuring Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane; "Watermotor for Dancer and Camera", with Trisha Brown, and "From and Island Summer", with Karole Armitage; SET & RESET (#4) VERSION 1: Choreographer Trisha Brown performs to music by Laurie Anderson in this video dance piece DAMNATION OF FAUST: story of Marguerite of the Faust legend; MORE TV STORIES: satirizing the relationship between people and their TVs; NEW ENGLAND FISHERMEN - Joan Logue's brief vignettes of fishermen. Series release date: 1985

Program Description

“The Water Catalogue” by video artist Bill Seaman is a collage-style piece filled with images of water. Images include bodies of water in different seasons, a sprinkler system, rain as viewed from a car window, water-skiers, an ice-fishing shack, and some underwater photography.

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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Seaman, William, 1945- ()
Chicago: “Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; Water Catalogue, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65AB27DC61B54359BED58BDCB085D945.
MLA: “Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; Water Catalogue, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65AB27DC61B54359BED58BDCB085D945>.
APA: Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; Water Catalogue, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65AB27DC61B54359BED58BDCB085D945
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