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Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; New England Fishermen

Part of New Television Workshop.


CAT FUND PROJECT Part of NTW Master Dubbing: 8/98

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Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund
New England Fishermen
Series Description

Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund -- WGBH's collaboration with the Institute Of Contemporary Art (ICA) -- offers a co-venture among TV producers from seven countries, each seeking to capture the spirit of a specific environment. Titles include: O PANAMA: a video by James Benning and Burt Barr evoking the mental landscape of a sick man confined to his apartment; TIME CODE; L'IMAGE; STORM AND STRESS; SOLOS, DUETS AND PIZZA: Three dance videos: "Rotary Action", a duet featuring Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane; "Watermotor for Dancer and Camera", with Trisha Brown, and "From and Island Summer", with Karole Armitage; SET & RESET (#4) VERSION 1: Choreographer Trisha Brown performs to music by Laurie Anderson in this video dance piece DAMNATION OF FAUST: story of Marguerite of the Faust legend; MORE TV STORIES: satirizing the relationship between people and their TVs; NEW ENGLAND FISHERMEN - Joan Logue's brief vignettes of fishermen. Series release date: 1985

Program Description

It features about nine short portraits of mostly older fishermen telling single stories, many of them anecdotal, relating to their experience in the profession. The interviews are shot in locations relating to fishing -- boats, a pier, a bar.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Compilation films
Film and Television
Logue, Joan ()
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Chicago: “Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; New England Fishermen,” 11/07/1985, GBH Archives, accessed April 17, 2024,
MLA: “Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; New England Fishermen.” 11/07/1985. GBH Archives. Web. April 17, 2024. <>.
APA: Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund; New England Fishermen. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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