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Video clip of Hall's Crossing

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Hall's Crossing

Extent:
See the records for "New Television, Episode 609 (1990)" and "New Television, Episode 301 (1993)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Copyright Date:
1990

Copyright Holder:
Dennis Darmek

Artist:
Darmek, Dennis

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 609 of the 1990 season, and Episode 301 of the 1993 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the records for "New Television, Episode 609 (1990)" and "New Television, Episode 301 (1993)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

"The title refers to a place in the American West where natural rhythms collide with scenic cruisers and tour buses. ´Hall's Crossing' is an electronic ´see America,' set in a place where natural vistas and cultural myths overlap, a place where the canyon meets the road." -- WGBH press release

Scenes of the Grand Canyon portray both the beauty of the area and its invasion by tourists. The tourists attempt to capture the imagery through the medium of photography. At one point a narrator, Dr. Giselda Benda, speaks a foreign language.

The electronic and vocal score was composed by Meredith Monk.



Coproducer:
New Television (Producer in Association)

Subjects:
Landscape
Tourist travel


See Also:
New Television, Episode 609 (1990)





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