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Lown Ranjer Aind Tontow, The

Alternative Title:
Tontow

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Danny Mydlack

Artist:
Mydlack, Danny

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder
See the record for "New Television, Episode 308 (1987)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 308 of the 1987 season of "New Television."

Scope:
An 8 X 10 black-and-white photographic print shows a monitor still from the piece. See the record for "New Television, Episode 308 (1987)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

Mydlack's eclectic work begins with an explanation. In 1985, he created the idea to tour a series of performances through people's living rooms. The piece that follows shows him performing a spirited ballad about the Lone Ranger, Tonto, and a small child. He accompanies himself on the accordion. Occasionally, somewhat random, misspelled subtitles flash across the screen. In the suburban-style living room in which Mydlack performs, a handful of onlookers observe him while seated on a couch. Their reactions alternate between amusement and blank stares. The work is approximately six minutes long.



Editor:
Hartnett, Daniel

Funder:
New Television

Performer:
Mydlack, Danny

Subjects:
Performance art


See Also:
New Television, Episode 308 (1987)





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