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Big Inning, The

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (8:20 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
See the records for "New Television, Episode 504 (1989)" and "New Television, Episode 108 (1991)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.


Copyright Date:
1988

Copyright Holder:
Dennis Darmek and Mark Anderson

Artists:
Darmek, Dennis
Anderson, Mark

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 504 of the 1989 season, and Episode 108 as part of the 1991 season of "New Television."

Scope:
Includes a 3/4" screening copy of this work. See the records for "New Television, Episode 504 (1989)" and "New Television, Episode 108 (1991)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.

"Performance artist Mark Anderson and video artist Dennis Darmek have collaborated to celebrate the simple wonders of the all-American summertime sport of baseball. Anderson's wry commentary is delivered at the stadium that houses the Milwaukee Brewers, with the players and fans becoming part of the performance process." -- WGBH press release
"Featured in the pickup game are people who just get together to play -- Yeats, Yoko [Ono], Elvis, Elizabeth Dole, Lillian Hellman, T. S. Eliot, and other luminaries." -- WGBH press release

As Mark Anderson, who wrote the monologue he delivered, weaves in and out of batting practices and fan-filled bleachers, describing (with obsessive name-dropping) the fictional baseball game, he seems nearly oblivious to the actual game that surrounds him. The work is approximately eight minutes in length.



Director:
Darmek, Dennis

Producer:
Darmek, Dennis

Coproducer:
New Television (Producer in Association)

Funders:
Jerome Foundation
American Film Institute
National Endowment for the Arts
Film in the Cities

Performer:
Anderson, Mark

Subjects:
Baseball
Celebrities


See Also:
New Television, Episode 504 (1989)





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