Artist's Showcase; Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974
Part of New Television Workshop.
Wegman Selected Pieces Original MAPC # A0-01141. This tape does not contain the NTW website clip of Wegman teaching his dog Man Ray how to spell.
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- Artist's Showcase
- Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974
- 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
Selections from the works of William Wegman are interspersed with an interview between the artist and Russell Connor, which takes place in a variety of settings. Wegman discusses the interview process, his influences and audiences, his working process, and his dog Man Ray.
Segmented works show Wegman teaching Man Ray to spell “beach”; a monologue from the perspective of a mouthless boy; a monologue of a shock-therapy patient whose face is frozen into a permanent smile; the adjustment of a dog’s position based on the flipping of a coin; boot, deodorant, and massage-chair “commercials”; a knock-kneed airplane traveler; and a conversation based around the copyright page of a dictionary.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Documentaries and factual works
- Compilation films
- Video art
- Film and Television
- Wegman, William ()
- Connor, Russell ()
- Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974,” 04/26/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_77295B771B1B4DCB8860CB6738964883.
- MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974.” 04/26/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 20, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_77295B771B1B4DCB8860CB6738964883>.
- APA: Artist's Showcase; Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_77295B771B1B4DCB8860CB6738964883