Artist's Showcase; Bob's Master
Part of New Television Workshop.
Approximate date: 1978
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- Artist's Showcase
- Bob's Master
- 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 this jumble of images we see the reflection of dancing lights in some sort of liquid, which is revealed to be the contents of a coffee cup; a couple traveling downstream in a canoe; a tepee raising; a band playing in a parade at a Disney-themed amusement park; differing analyses of beauty contests; and a viewer giving conflicting reactions to the Burns work. The larger narrative and the connections suggested by the juxtaposition of these images are left largely to the viewer. In a song that accompanies the credits, a man sings, "I'm a video artist, babe." Post production was completed at Synapse. The work was acquired by the Workshop for broadcast as part of "Artist's Showcase."
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Video art
- Film and Television
- Burns, Bob ()
- Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Bob's Master,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 28, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FBF4DC099001462BB1BCCFA252AF62F0.
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- APA: Artist's Showcase; Bob's Master. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FBF4DC099001462BB1BCCFA252AF62F0