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Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, The: A Video Opera

Copyright Date:
1988

Copyright Holder:
Tanaka, Janice

Artist:
Tanaka, Janice

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (16:32 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
See the record for "New Television, Episode 402 (1989)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

Scope:
A single 3/4" screening copy of this work exists. See the record for "New Television, Episode 402 (1989)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

"The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle" is divided into several distinct sections, the contents of which are described as follow:
Act 1: The Gloria: Nature scenes accompanied by opera punctuated by flashes of city scenes, followed by shots of city landscapes; Interlude 1: Computer graphic shots of sexless bodies; Act 2: Pursuit for Plastic: Children play among ruins, accompanied by a score of children singing; two boys push and shove before one of the boys runs off into a field; Interlude 2: Computer graphics of sexless bodies; Act 3: Greetings and Salutations: Woman and man run slow motion across a field, then the man and woman are followed by other people; interrupted by flashes of war scenes; groups meet and mill around before running off again; Interlude 3: echoes Interlude 1; Act 4: He Who Dies with the Most Toys Wins: Interior shots of a rich man's house, accompanied by opera; man shown sitting at desk; Interlude 4: echoes Interlude 2; Act 5: Hope Extraordinaire: Children play at ruins; adults gaze into distance as camera pans their faces; old footage of woman giving birth; nature scenes; shot of a child at ruins; all accompanied by opera.



Director:
Tanaka, Janice

Producer:
Tanaka, Janice

Editors:
Snider, Greg (Graphics Editor)
Wulff, Marilyn (Graphics and Videotape Editor)
Tanaka, Janice (Graphics and Videotape Editor)


Funders:
Center for New Television, The; Media Arts Fellowship Program
Rocky Mountain Film Center, The; Media Arts Fellowship Program
Illinois Arts Council, The
American Film Institute
National Endowment for the Arts

Performers:
Bush, Billy
Bush, Johanna
Brown, Samuel
Echert, Brandi
Ellis, Isaac J.
Ferraris, James
Logan, Joseph
Ober, Noah
Restrepo, Nena
Yager, Katherine
Burlage, Bill
Fay, Patti
Franklin, Allan
Franklin, Jane
Glass, Julie
Glatzer, Jane
Hansen, Craig
Krueger, Paul
McIntyre, Nancy
Price, Stephanie
Schroeder, Paul
Smith, Aaron
Taylor, Glenn
Waters, Garey
Gregg, Charlie


Subjects:
Opera







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