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As if Memories Could Deceive Me

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Odenbach, Marcel

1 videocassette of 1 : (ca. 17 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder
See the record for "New Television, Episode 304 (1987)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.

"As if Memories Could Deceive Me" was created by Marcel Odenbach for The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund and was coproduced by the Goethe Institute in Boston. It was later broadcast as a segment of Episode 304 of the 1987 season of "New Television."

Includes a 3/4" screening copy made when the work was originally created for the CAT Fund. See the record for "New Television, Episode 304 (1987)" for the descriptions of the video materials of the completed episode. An 8 X10 black-and-white photographic print exists, showing an image from the work, shot off a monitor.

"As if Memories Could Deceive Me," 1986, documents a performance or rehearsal of the New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, through close-ups, split-screen effects, and collage techniques. Instruments are filmed close-up and appear in boxed-off portions of the screen. As the music rises, archival film images begin to creep in. Many times they are superimposed over the instruments. Film footage includes the interior of a colorful palace, Hitler propaganda and Nuremberg trials, and a men's clothing store. The original footage produced for this work was shot at the New England Conservatory of Music, the Goethe Institute, and a Louis clothing store.

Robert Schumann's "Manfred" and "Drum and Gong Sounds" by F. Marschall and U. Timmermann are the musical works performed by New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.

Huffman, Kathy Rae (Coordinating Producer)

Goethe Institute, Boston (Mass.)
Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund, The

McCabe, Daniel (Online Editor)

Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, New Works Program

New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, The
Bellugi, Piero (Conductor)

Motion pictures


See Also:
New Television, Episode 304 (1987)

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