New Television Workshop Collection

New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsArtist's Showcase



City of the Angels

Copyright Date:
1978

Artist:
Caldwell, John

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (18 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (18 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (18 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Background:
This work was acquired by the Workshop and broadcast as part of "Artist's Showcase."

Scope:
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS screening copy of the completed work. "City of the Angels" is accompanied on these tapes by "Survival Ecology -- Hamburger Harmonics." The tapes were originally labeled as "Usart," although there is nothing in the works to indicate the meaning of this title.

"City of the Angels" comprises seven segments corresponding to the days of the week. Each segment is introduced by a text image of the day of the week. In each segment, the narrator recounts a macabre observation of a man driving a car to the accompanying still image of a woman's travel pictures. The work is approximately six minutes in length.



Producer:
Caldwell, John

Subjects:
Travel


See Also:
Survival Ecology - Hamburger Harmonics





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