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Artist's Showcase; Gray Hairs

Part of New Television Workshop.

11/23/1976

Original MAPC # A0-01139,


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Gray Hairs
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 “Gray Hairs” the fur of Wegman’s dog, Man Ray, is filmed in close-up. Through a series of slow dissolves, fur melts into fur. The soundtrack consists of Man Ray’s amplified sounds -- breathing, shifting positions, and licking his lips. In its simplicity the work takes on a meditative quality.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Unedited footage
Dogs
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Wegman, William ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Gray Hairs,” 11/23/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_97F8F43122FD4601BD7B4A048396F452.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Gray Hairs.” 11/23/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_97F8F43122FD4601BD7B4A048396F452>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Gray Hairs. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_97F8F43122FD4601BD7B4A048396F452
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