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Artist's Showcase; Magritte sur la Plage

Part of New Television Workshop.

10/13/1976


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Magritte sur la Plage
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 is a dramatic movement work featuring the reconstruction of various elements from Magritte paintings and incorporating live bodies at a beach/ocean setting. Plastic letters are arranged and rearranged to spell the words "evil" and "la vie." Text is spoken in French and English, and unidentified music accompanies the work.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Surrealism
Video art
Experimental films
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Ros Barron (Producer)
Contributors
Magritte, René, 1898-1967 ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Magritte sur la Plage,” 10/13/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_934F66495B3D4CB9B9102ACFF03AF12B.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Magritte sur la Plage.” 10/13/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_934F66495B3D4CB9B9102ACFF03AF12B>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Magritte sur la Plage. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_934F66495B3D4CB9B9102ACFF03AF12B
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