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Artist's Showcase; Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet

Part of New Television Workshop.

01/14/1975

Original MAPC # A0-00595


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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet
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

“Dinner Party,” 1975, was created by video artist William Wegman. Dorothy Chiesa is credited as the coordinator. It shows the conflicts that arise when two different types of dinner parties occur simultaneously. Guests arrive for a more formal party and are served accordingly. Once the dinner is underway, another set of guests arrives for a buffet-style meal, which is more casual in tone. The same hosts attend to both sets of guests, attempting to observe the proper codes of etiquette in each case. Workshop Director Fred Barzyk appears as one of the performers.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Dinners and dining
Etiquette
Entertaining
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Wegman, William ()
Contributors
Hunter, Betsy ()
Anastasios, Chris ()
Anzalone, Joseph ()
Barzyk, Fred ()
Carmody, Judy ()
Birk, John ()
Weinstein, Frances ()
Caito, Jim ()
Pallin, Sherry ()
Dewing, Lilian M. ()
Egan, Cini ()
Dike, Esther N. ()
Weinstein, Cecil ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet,” 01/14/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E8D4132FA7E845B2B95ECE9738EDBC33.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet.” 01/14/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E8D4132FA7E845B2B95ECE9738EDBC33>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Dinner Party: A Semi-Buffet. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E8D4132FA7E845B2B95ECE9738EDBC33
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