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Frames of Reference; Images Diffused by Time; Images Diffused by Time

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In this moody work, filmed at Fort Strong on Long Island in Boston Harbor, three dancers (a man and two women) move through the rocky landscape. Against the backdrop of the ruins of the fort, the reaching and curving gestures are lyrical in tone. Susan Dowling works her way down a misty path at the work's completion. Unidentified classical music accompanies the work. "Images Diffused by Time" appears in the "Frames of Reference" specials "Dance Journeys" and "A Place to Dance." In the latter it is referred to as "Out of Time." Approximate date: 1975


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Series
Frames of Reference
Program
Images Diffused by Time
Title

Images Diffused by Time

Series Description

“Frames of Reference” was a series that began circa 1978. Half-hour shows were produced to showcase commissioned and already created works. It was around this time that the focus of the Workshop shifted, to concentrate more heavily on creating works for broadcast. During its time, “Frames of Reference” was the focus of the Workshop’s national arts programming effort. In an attempt to raise funds and foster collaboration, Workshop personnel approached and visited several public television stations nationwide. The major collaborative relationship was with WGBH’s “sister station,” WGBY (Springfield, Mass.). Among the featured artists were Meredith Monk, Remy Charlip, Trisha Brown, and Peter Campus. In 1981, “Frames of Reference” was packaged and offered to PBS, during what is known as “flex time” and was broadcast by WGBH, WNET (New York), and WGBY (Springfield, Mass.). “Frames of Reference” ended as a series ca. 1983, because of a lack of funding. Series release date: 1978

Program Description

In “Images Diffused by Time,” still photographs and choreographed movements comprise the body of this work by Martha Gray. In this moody work, filmed at Fort Strong on Long Island in Boston Harbor, three dancers (a man and two women) move through the rocky landscape. Against the backdrop of the ruins of the fort, the reaching and curving gestures are lyrical in tone. Susan Dowling works her way down a misty path at the work’s completion.

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Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Dance
Modern dance
Dowling, Susan
Gray, Martha
Natural areas
Wheeler, Ruth
Streep, Harry, III
Topics
Film and Television
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Frames of Reference; Images Diffused by Time; Images Diffused by Time,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7EEF472C55448DDB5C65095D3A79186.
MLA: “Frames of Reference; Images Diffused by Time; Images Diffused by Time.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7EEF472C55448DDB5C65095D3A79186>.
APA: Frames of Reference; Images Diffused by Time; Images Diffused by Time. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7EEF472C55448DDB5C65095D3A79186
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