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Devices of Detachment

Copyright Holder:
Words on Film

Air Date:
5/7/93 (WGBH/Channel 2)

Materials Date:
1991-1993

Artists:
Thomson, Hugh
Gorman, Damian

Extent:
4 folders
See the record for "New Television, Episode 202 (1992)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as Episode 202 of the 1992 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 202 (1992)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.
Four file folders contain correspondence, news clippings, contracts, notes, press releases, and descriptions and transcripts of programs of Gorman's work and that of other artists whose work was shown with Gorman's on the BBC.

"The Northern Irish writer Damian Gorman examines the condition of violence in his native land and the ways in which people have become detached from it. This personal journey begins in the seaside town of Newcastle in County Down." -- WGBH press release

Gorman reads several poems against the backdrop of scenes from his native Ireland. News footage of violent events is included. In one scene, Gorman interviews Brian Hiscutt, a mortuary technician, about how he reconstructs bodies that have been blown apart by bombs. The work ends with Gorman at the ocean.



Director:
Thomson, Hugh

Producers:
Thomson, Hugh
Symes, Peter (Executive Producer)

Editor:
Pitch, Ian (Film Editor)

Performers:
Gorman, Damian
Hiscutt, Brian

Subjects:
Violence
Poetry
Ireland



Genre:
Readings

See Also:
New Television, Episode 202 (1992)





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