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Artist's Showcase; Set of Coincidence

Part of New Television Workshop.

09/10/1974


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Set of Coincidence
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

In “Set of Coincidence” Peter Campus’ image overlaps itself continually in a variety of settings. In a minimally furnished living room, one Campus figure is seated and watching television with his back to the audience, when another strides into the room facing the audience and overlapping with the original Campus. Both figures move about the room, coming into close “contact” with one another and playing with notions of scale and perspective. With looped footage of a moving tunnel as a backdrop, three Campus figures slowly walk toward the camera, peering out from behind one another. In the final vignette, set against a backdrop of static, Campus’ head and shoulders seem to float and twirl through space. A smaller figure carved into the static overlaps this original image, coming into focus when it does so. As the static figure grows in size, it eventually eliminates the original image, leaving only a static field. The work is approximately 14 minutes in length.

Duration

00:15:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Video art
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Producer)
Campus, Peter, 1937- ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Set of Coincidence,” 09/10/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BEB3EEBA04241EEB83B33EBD0435D55.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Set of Coincidence.” 09/10/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BEB3EEBA04241EEB83B33EBD0435D55>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Set of Coincidence. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BEB3EEBA04241EEB83B33EBD0435D55
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