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Artist's Showcase; Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet; William Wegman's "Dinner Party"

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William Wegman's "Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet" shows the conflicts that arise when two different types of dinner parties occur simultaneously. This short excerpt features guests at the more formal dinner party. Approximate date: 1975


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet
Title

William Wegman's "Dinner Party"

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

“Dinner Party,” 1975, was created by video artist William Wegman. Dorothy Chiesa is credited as the coordinator. It shows the conflicts that arise when two different types of dinner parties occur simultaneously. Guests arrive for a more formal party and are served accordingly. Once the dinner is underway, another set of guests arrives for a buffet-style meal, which is more casual in tone. The same hosts attend to both sets of guests, attempting to observe the proper codes of etiquette in each case. Workshop Director Fred Barzyk appears as one of the performers.

Asset Type

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Media Type

Video

Subjects
Hunter, Betsy
Barzyk, Fred
Weinstein, Frances
Caito, Jim
Egan, Cini
Carmody, Judy
Dewing, Lilian M.
Etiquette
Dike, Esther N.
Anastasios, Chris
Weinstein, Cecil
Anzalone, Joseph
Birk, John
Wegman, William
Dinners and dining
Entertaining
Pallin, Sherry
Topics
Film and Television
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet; William Wegman's "Dinner Party",” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70BBF02EBB184497A0A22DB4357B6465.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet; William Wegman's "Dinner Party".” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70BBF02EBB184497A0A22DB4357B6465>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet; William Wegman's "Dinner Party". Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70BBF02EBB184497A0A22DB4357B6465
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