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Artist's Showcase; Quarks

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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Quarks
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

The title of this work refers to both the concept of a “croak or trifle” in Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, and to the phrase’s use by physicists, where it refers to elemental particles of nature. D’Agostino juxtaposes text from St. Augustine, Gregory Bateson, and television news reports against the sounds and images of the underground tunnels of Wright State University in Ohio. A blind man describes his experience navigating his way through the tunnels. Handball players are pitted against one another.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Wright State University
Tunnels
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
D’Agostino, Peter, 1945- ()
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Quarks,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_835718FAAF8D41CB9C2F7C66C891FC13.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Quarks.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_835718FAAF8D41CB9C2F7C66C891FC13>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Quarks. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_835718FAAF8D41CB9C2F7C66C891FC13
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