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Video clip of Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)

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Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)

Alternative Title:
Will-O'-the-Wisp (A Deceitful Goal)
A Deceitful Goal
Will O' the Wisp

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 5 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 5 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 5 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
See the record for "New Television, Episode 106 (1991)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.


Copyright Date:
1985

Copyright Holder:
Dara Birnbaum

Artist:
Birnbaum, Dara

Background:
"Damnation of Faust: Will-O'-the-Wisp" was created by video artist Dara Birnbaum in 1985 for the Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund. It was broadcast with the complete "Damnation of Faust" trilogy as part of Episode 106 of the 1991 season of "New Television." It may also have been broadcast on "Alive From Off Center."

Scope:
Includes a 1" master, Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS screening copy of the work. See the record for "New Television, Episode 106 (1991)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.

This short piece (the second installment of Dara Birnbaum's "Damnation of Faust" trilogy) features a woman, Caatje Cusse, seated by a window, talking about her now defunct relationship with an unidentified man. Images of children playing on the street and leaves blowing in slow motion are interspersed. The credits indicate that it was shot in the South Village in New York and that it is dedicated to both the history of that place and a trip to France.

Music by Mike Nolan and Paul Jacobs accompanies this segment.



Subjects:
Interpersonal relations
New York (New York)



See Also:
New Television, Episode 106 (1991)
Damnation of Faust : Charming Landscape
Damnation of Faust : Evocation





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