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Femme a la Cafetiere, La

Alternative Title:
Woman with the Coffee Pot


Copyright Date:
1991

Copyright Holder:
Musee D'Orsay; I.N.A.; La Sept

Artist:
Wilson, Robert

Extent:
See the records for "New Television, Episode 609 (1990)" and "New Television, Episode 108 (1991)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as Episode 609 of the 1990 season, and Episode 108 of the 1991 season of "New Television." The work is presented by Musee D'Orsay, I.N.A., and La Sept.

Scope:
See the records for "New Television, Episode 609 (1990)" and "New Television, Episode 108 (1991)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

"Acclaimed theater director brings movement to CÚzanne's painting, reproduced in the studio for the camera. [Suzushi Hanayagi,] a dancer from the Kabuki theater, performs the role of the woman, whose slight, almost imperceptible, facial and body movements -- together with mysteriously animated objects and strange apparitions -- bring the painting alive." -- press release.

A spoon stirs a cup of coffee without the benefit of human assistance. An off-camera figure manipulates objects. The woman eats green candies. A giant rat head appears in the background. Finally, the woman exits and is replaced by a young woman. The work is approximately seven minutes long.

Lyrical music and exaggerated sound effects form the soundtrack by Hans Peter Kuhn.



Directors:
Wilson, Robert
Berta, Renator (Director of Photography)

Producers:
Herbin, Virginie (Musee D'Orsay Producer)
Blum, Sylvie (I.N.A. Producer)
I.N.A. (Executive Producer)

Performers:
Hanayagi, Suzushi
de Haviland, Consuelo

Subjects:
Painting
Kabuki

CÚzanne, Paul


See Also:
New Television, Episode 609 (1990)





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