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Artist's Showcase; Lea Grammont

Part of New Television Workshop.

03/29/1976

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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Lea Grammont
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 this eerie meditation on childhood and memory, strange and mystical figures appear as evidence of things lurking beneath the surface and seen through the eyes of a child. The child is first seen seated at the feet of a female figure who works assiduously at her knitting. “When I was six,” a voiceover proclaims, “I knew of something separate and strange.” A figure with a black veil appears before a caged bird and comes face-to-face with another woman. A human bird figure appears in a mirror. The veiled figure spits a blood-like substance into a bowl. The bird is released from its cage and perches on a woman’s arm. A blindfolded man with a rope around his neck holds a bouquet of flowers with an outstretched arm. “I am no dutiful daughter,” says the unseen narrator, at the same time as one witnesses the child return to the knitting woman’s side with a man, to create a seeming picture of family harmony.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Children
Memory
Drama
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Barron, Ros ()
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Contributors
Jackmauh, C. ()
Kelleher, Dan ()
Kelleher, Amy ()
Kelleher, Mary ()
Fantasia, Joyce ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Lea Grammont,” 03/29/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A1393993AD5B40A19186A98A629A18F3.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Lea Grammont.” 03/29/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A1393993AD5B40A19186A98A629A18F3>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Lea Grammont. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A1393993AD5B40A19186A98A629A18F3
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