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Damnation of Faust: Charming Landscape

Alternative Title:
Charming Landscape

Extent:
See the records for "New Television, Episode 313 (1987)" and "New Television, Episode 106 (1991)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Dara Birnbaum

Artist:
Birnbaum, Dara

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 313 of the 1987 season of "New Television." "Charming Landscape" was also shown with the entire "Damnation of Faust" trilogy, as part of Episode 106 of the 1991 season of "New Television." The work received some support from the Raindance Foundation.

Scope:
See the records for "New Television, Episode 313 (1987)" and "New Television, Episode 106 (1991)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

"Charming Landscape," the conclusion to Dara Birnbaum's "Damnation of Faust" trilogy, shows the debris of a demolished city playground. The self-exploratory narration of two teenage girls is played over images of crowd scenes (often violent) from the civil rights movement, student protests, and the Tianenmen Square demonstrations. The work, which is approximately six and one-half minutes long, is dedicated to Pam Hysinger and Georgeann Ditelli, the teenagers whose words serve as narration.

Music is by Keith James and Mike Nolan as The Picassos.



Director:
Birnbaum, Dara

Producer:
Birnbaum, Dara

Coproducer:
New Television (Producer in Association)

Editors:
Crawford, Tom
Feist, Rick (CMX Editor)

Funder:
National Endowment for the Arts

Performers:
Hysinger, Pam
Ditelli, Georgeann

Subjects:
Demonstrations
Teenage girls


Genre:
Interviews

See Also:
New Television, Episode 313 (1987)
New Television, Episode 106 (1991)
Damnation of Faust : Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)





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