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Made in Maine

Copyright Date:
1992

Copyright Holder:
William Wegman and Betsy Connors

Materials Date:
1991-1992

Artists:
Connors, Betsy
Wegman, William

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (5 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder
See the record for "New Television, Episode 301 (1992)" for descriptions of videos containing the completed work.

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

Scope:
Includes 3/4" screening tapes with sample footage, which appear to have been used to solicit finishing funds. One file folder contains notes, grant application forms, artist information for William Wegman and Betsy Connors, correspondence, budget sheets, Wegman's curriculum vitae, Wexner contract with Wegman and Connors, and newspaper/magazine articles about Wegman and his art. See the record for "New Television, Episode 301 (1992)" for descriptions of videos containing the completed work.

In two distinct sections, William Wegman delivers monologues about life in Maine. In the first, "Fly Fishing," he begins earnestly, telling the viewer the elements of a good fly fisherman and getting suited up. As he makes his way into his canoe and paddles off, he is followed by three Weimaraner dogs. He comes to a bank and begins trudging through the woods, and his narration becomes less practical and more ridiculous. Eventually, he comes to a field with an airplane in it. He gets in the airplane and takes off. In the second piece, "Wood," Wegman reflects on the wood industry in Maine, the usefulness of wood, and the deterioration of the environment as man makes use of this resource.



Coproducer:
New Television (Producer in Association)

Editor:
Hardin, Ted (Staff Editor)

Funder:
Wexner Center Foundation

Performer:
Wegman, William

Subjects:
Natural areas
Fly fishing
Maine



See Also:
New Television, Episode 301 (1993)





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