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37/73

Copyright Date:
1974

Copyright Holder:
Richard Meyers

Artist:
Meyers, Richard

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (60 min.) : sd., b&w ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (60 min.) : sd., b&w ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (30 min.) : sd., b&w ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (30 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in.

Background:
"37/73" was originally broadcast on "Artist's Showcase." A segment of the work also appeared in "Dreamworks," an episode of "Frames of Reference."

Scope:
Includes multiple 2" masters of the work (of apparently varying length) and Betacam SP preservation masters, a VHS screening copy of what appears to be a shortened version of the work, and a 3/4" screening copy of the complete work.

In this black-and-white film, a young boy riding in the back of a car appears to fall into a dream state in which he is surrounded by older women and dancing showgirls. A magician appears, emphasizing the mysterious and surreal quality of the images. At one point the car floats in the air like a balloon, as people on the ground try to pull it down with ropes. A house is shown being demolished. As the images are repeated in new orders and with slight variation, they are recontextualized so that the narrative shifts continually.



Director:
Meyers, Richard

Producer:
Meyers, Richard

Performers:
Leed, Jake
Myers, Kelly
Leed, Mary
Myers, Marjory
Croft, Nora

Subjects:
Dreams
Magic


See Also:
Dreamworks





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