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Gray Hairs

Copyright Date:
1976

Copyright Holder:
William Wegman

Artist:
Wegman, William

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 7 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 7 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 7 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (D3) (ca. 7 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 7 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Scope:
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP and D3 preservation masters, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies. A 3/4" tape contains original unedited footage of the work.

In "Gray Hairs" the fur of Wegman's dog, Man Ray, is filmed in close-up. Through a series of slow dissolves, fur melts into fur. The soundtrack consists of Man Ray's amplified sounds -- breathing, shifting positions, and licking his lips. In its simplicity the work takes on a meditative quality.



Producer:
Chiesa, Dorothy (Production Coordinator)

Coproducer:
New Television Workshop, WGBH

Funders:
Rockefeller Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

Subjects:
Dogs


Genre:
Unedited footage





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