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Artist's Showcase; Video Portrait: Robert Rauschenberg

Part of New Television Workshop.

01/03/1980

Part of the “Artists on Artists” series DUB OF A0-01126


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Video Portrait: Robert Rauschenberg
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 work is a portrait of the visual artist Robert Rauschenberg. The entire work, which is approximately 22 minutes long, is a close-up shot of Rauschenberg’s face. He stares into the camera, occasionally laughing or smiling and responding to the events around him. The viewer hears the camera person or director instructing Rauschenberg. In the background two men’s voices carry on a conversation and the sounds of traffic are heard. At one point the phone rings and a conversation occurs. Eventually, the sounds die down and the work draws to a close. Little credit information accompanies the piece.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Portraits
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Logue, Joan ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Video Portrait: Robert Rauschenberg,” 01/03/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DA71CACE9EC4979942C9A8F3476A398.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Video Portrait: Robert Rauschenberg.” 01/03/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DA71CACE9EC4979942C9A8F3476A398>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Video Portrait: Robert Rauschenberg. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DA71CACE9EC4979942C9A8F3476A398
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