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Artist's Showcase; Romance of the Angel of Lions

Part of New Television Workshop.

01/13/1977

Original MAPC # A0-01140


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Romance of the Angel of Lions
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

This dramatic work by Robert Goldman opens with the shirtless torsos of several men to which dangling fruits are taped and then cut off. A brief celebration is represented by a stock ticker and outstretched hands throwing up confetti. In the longest section of the work, women dressed in bright primary-colored formal wear partake of a tea party in what appears to be a lion’s cage at a zoo. The women are excessively civil to one another and almost formal in their demeanor, even when their talk turns to the intimate and surreal content of one another’s dreams. In the work’s final scene, cakes in the shape of a drill and a handsaw are devoured by numerous hands and forks.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Dreams
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Goldman, Robert ()
Contributors
Loew-Blank, Sascha Alexander ()
Baker, Jane ()
Tropanzano, Oona ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Romance of the Angel of Lions,” 01/13/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 30, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_66B19E43C3E24F4E9D597E183763BF67.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Romance of the Angel of Lions.” 01/13/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 30, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_66B19E43C3E24F4E9D597E183763BF67>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Romance of the Angel of Lions. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_66B19E43C3E24F4E9D597E183763BF67
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