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Artist's Showcase; Artists Babies Bodies

Part of New Television Workshop.

08/03/1977

Original MAPC # A0-01136


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Artists Babies Bodies
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 Gerd Stern’s “Artists Babies Bodies” two group interviews are filmed in an unusual manner. While artists talk about public art and architecture, the camera searches out details of their bodies through the use of close-ups. Following this, a group of mothers talking about children and politics is filmed in the same manner. While the conversations amble along in a linear fashion, the viewer’s eye is drawn to an earlobe, a crop of hair, a foot, the curve of someone’s arm, or a baby’s leg.

Duration

00:17:23

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Mothers
Infants
Artists
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Contributors
Stern, Gerd ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Artists Babies Bodies,” 08/03/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4D33A66AE674236B1312E9E330083BC.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Artists Babies Bodies.” 08/03/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4D33A66AE674236B1312E9E330083BC>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Artists Babies Bodies. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4D33A66AE674236B1312E9E330083BC
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