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Foto-Roman

Alternative Title:
Foto Roman
Photo Roman

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 305 (1993)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Copyright Date:
1990

Copyright Holder:
Ken Kobland and The Kitchen

Artist:
Kobland, Ken

Background:
Broadcast as Episode 305 of the 1993 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 305 (1993)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Ken Kobland's "Foto-Roman" is an impressionistic travelogue through unidentified cities. Footage is shot from many locations, including an airplane, a train, and a boat. Windows looking out onto streets below are a recurring image. Vito Acconci reads text from James Strah's novel "Queer and Alone," which is partly the tale of a traveler. Travel and still photography by Nancy Campbell appear in the work.



Coproducer:
Kitchen, The

Editors:
De Pierro, Joe (CMX Editor)
Feist, Rick (CMX Editor)
Reese, Marshall (CMX Editor)

Funders:
National Endowment for the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts

Performers:
Sims, E. J. (Window)
Strahs, Jim (Warehouse)
Acconci, Vito (Narrator)

Subjects:
Travel


See Also:
New Television, Episode 305 (1993)





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