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In "City Motion Space Game," a double-channel work, choreographer Gus Solomons, Jr., provides narration and movement for a work created in collaboration with writer Mary Feldhaus-Weber and composer John Morris. Here Solomons is seen dancing in the WGBH studios.
Date Created
1968?
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Video
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Rockefeller Artists in Television / City Motion Space Game
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This episode of "Rockefeller Artists in Television" features "City Motion, Space Game," a collaborative work of choreographer Gus Solomans, Jr., writer Mary Feldhaus-Weber and composer John Morris.<br><br> In "City Motion Space Game," a double-channel work, choreographer Gus Solomons, Jr., provides narration and movement for a work created in collaboration with writer Mary Feldhaus-Weber and composer John Morris... more
Date Created
1968?
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Rockefeller Artists in Television / City Motion Space Game
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Six artists were invited to work with television technicians for the creation of "The Medium Is the Medium."<br><br> Aldo Tambellini's work "Black" features images from slides, films, and television monitors, and the responses of children. The work, which is black-and-white, opens with abstract circular designs and moves into street scenes and images of children's faces... more
Date Created
1969?
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New Television Workshop / Medium Is the Medium, The
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This compilation, which opens with "Frames of Reference" talent Midge Graves in dance class, is a showcase for works created by the Workshop and other filmmakers, showing dancers working out of doors... more
Date Created
1979
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Frames of Reference / Dance in Open Spaces
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In Nam June Paik's "Electronic Opera #1," a topless dancer and three hippies have their images manipulated and distorted, saturated with additional color. Richard Nixon and other well-known figures are twisted up. Voiceovers issue commands to the audience: "This is participation TV." Paik instructs the viewers to close and open their eyes at certain intervals. Just when it appears the work is "ºabout to start over again from the beginning, the voice implores viewers, "Turn off your TV set."
Date Created
1969?
Media
Video
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New Television Workshop / Medium Is the Medium, The