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Belladonna

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (13 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
See the record for "New Television, Episode 606 (1990)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.


Copyright Date:
1989

Copyright Holder:
B Movies, Inc. (Ida Applebroog and Beth B. Productions)

Artists:
Applebroog, Ida
Beth B.


Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 606 of the 1990 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 606 (1990)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.

"Artists Beth B. and Ida Applebroog use videotaped performance combined with figurative drawing and captions to create a disturbing, provocative program about the unthinkable yet prevalent occurrence of child victimization. The script for the program is delivered in brief monologues by a cast of several men and women reading statements from various texts, including the writings of Freud and the testimonies of Josef Mengele's victims. It is then intercut with a boy's voice repeating ļI am not a bad person' to powerful and moving effect." -- WGBH press release

In black and white and color, this work plays short sentences and phrases off one another. Spoken texts include excerpts from Joel Steinberg's 1988 trial, testimonies from Josef Mengele's victims, and Sigmund Freud's case history of 1919 "A Child Is Being Beaten." The work is approximately 13 minutes long.



Performers:
Applebroog, Ida
Averbach, Jonathan L.
Young, Todd A.
Azzouny, Rafic
Beth B.
Batan, Martina
Druzd, Harry
Horowitz, Gideon
Mekas, Joan
Mekas, Sebastian
Rimkus, Ulli
Solodkin, Judith
Strait, Humboldt

Subjects:
Child abuse


See Also:
New Television, Episode 606 (1990)





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