Artist's Showcase; Edit 1
Part of New Television Workshop.
Tava / Hudson
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Artist's Showcase
- 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
- Media Type
- Film and Television
- Tavarelli, Jane ()
- Hudson, Jeff ()
- Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Edit 1,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 23, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DEC04A27C50647B7991D86FE8869FAE9.
- MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Edit 1.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 23, 2018. <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