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In three distinct sections, images of movements and gestures are captured:
Entropy -- Images of a kitchen, with breakfast being prepared and eaten. Close-ups show dishes, cereal, newspaper, and coffee.
Control -- A sequence of striking objects is presented "” a phone rings, hands clap, and things smash "” merging visual and auditory experience.
Motive -- A figure jogging, rolling in leaves, and jumping a fence appears in motion then vanishes.
"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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