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Artist's Showcase; Edit 1

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Tava / Hudson


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Edit 1
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 “Edit 1” several experiments address issues of identity and capture unique examples of movement for the camera. A vinyl record is rolled and spun across the surface of the floor. Quick edits heighten the sense of frantic motion. Hands flip through the pages of a thick hardcover book. The moving pages fleetingly reveal images of Hollywood starlets. A woman, probably Jane Tavarelli, has her head covered by a nylon piece of cloth, through which her face can be seen. Enhanced by quick edits, she repositions herself and the cloth, which distorts her facial expressions. Using a split-screen effect, Tavarelli compares herself to still images of Hollywood stars as she positions herself into sometimes uncomfortable positions that mirror these poses. A voiceover comments on the appearance of both images. In the final segment,the screen is divided into three sections, all of which feature Tavarelli’s mouth singing “Row Your Boat.”

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Movement
Actresses
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Tavarelli, Jane ()
Hudson, Jeff ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Edit 1,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DEC04A27C50647B7991D86FE8869FAE9.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Edit 1.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DEC04A27C50647B7991D86FE8869FAE9>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Edit 1. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DEC04A27C50647B7991D86FE8869FAE9
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