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Set of Coincidence

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In "Set of Coincidence" Peter Campus' image overlaps itself continually in a variety of settings. In a minimally furnished living room, one Campus figure is seated and watching television with his back to the audience, when another strides into the room facing the audience and overlapping with the original Campus. Both figures move about the room, coming into close "contact" with one another and playing with notions of scale and perspective. With looped footage of a moving tunnel as a backdrop, three Campus figures slowly walk toward the camera, peering out from behind one another. In the final vignette, set against a backdrop of static, Campus' head and shoulders seem to float and twirl through space. A smaller figure carved into the static overlaps this original image, coming into focus when it does so. As the static figure grows in size, it eventually eliminates the original image, leaving only a static field. The work is approximately 14 minutes in length. Produced by Fred Barzyk.

"Artist's Showcase" was a series designed to showcase video art and experimental work from WGBH. The program ran on Sunday evenings at 11 P.M., from the fall of 1976 through 1982. In the early 1970's, "Artist's Showcase" was the only consistent broadcast outlet for many of the Workshop productions. Most materials of broadcast quality created at WGBH in the mid-1970's were shown as part of this series. Additionally, earlier video art experiments and segments of related shows, such as "Mixed Bag" or "What's Happening Mr. Silver" were broadcast under these auspices. This series was also a broadcast outlet for a handful of works by video artists that were not created at WGBH but only acquired for this purpose. Some compilation reels showing highlights of Workshop activity were also broadcast.
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