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New Television; Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)

09/17/1985

Part of NTW Master Dubbing: 8/98


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Series
New Television
Program
Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)
Series Description

"New Television" began as a local pilot production of WNET (New York) in 1986. In 1987, WGBH signed on as co-producer, and the shows were aired in Boston and New York. In 1988 and 1989, KCET (Los Angeles) and WETA (D.C.) became producers in association. In 1991, PBS picked up "New Television," and it was broadcast nationally. The following year, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, replaced WNET, WETA, and KCET as co-producer with WGBH. In 1993, WGBH ceased to be a co-producer for the series, and the "home base" moved to Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) in Hartford, CT.

"New Television" commissioned, produced, and acquired programming. In its early years, "New Television" broadcast works commissioned by The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund. Increasingly, experimental films as well as video works were broadcast as a part of this series. Many of the later episodes of "New Television" contain works that play with and deconstruct the documentary genre. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

This short piece (the second installment of Dara Birnbaum’s “Damnation of Faust” trilogy) features a woman, Caatje Cusse, seated by a window, talking about her now defunct relationship with an unidentified man. Images of children playing on the street and leaves blowing in slow motion are interspersed. The credits indicate that it was shot in the South Village in New York and that it is dedicated to both the history of that place and a trip to France.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Film and Television
Citation
Chicago: “New Television; Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal),” 09/17/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D539BFAA08B04136AF89B9BD9F6DCF91.
MLA: “New Television; Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal).” 09/17/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D539BFAA08B04136AF89B9BD9F6DCF91>.
APA: New Television; Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D539BFAA08B04136AF89B9BD9F6DCF91
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