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Meaning of the Interval

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (18:40 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
See the records for "New Television, Episode 303 (1987)" and "New Television, Episode 104 (1991)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.


Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Edin Velez

Artist:
Velez, Edin

Background:
"Meaning of the Interval" was broadcast as part of Episode 303 of the 1987 season, and Episode 104 of the 1991 season of "New Television."

Scope:
A single 3/4" screening copy of the work exists. See the records for "New Television, Episode 303 (1987)" and "New Television, Episode 104 (1991)" for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.

"This piece is a reflection on openings or intervals that the Japanese call īma,' and how they apply to any number of activities in Japan. īMa' can be architectural space, the vast stretches of empty space employed in Japanese scroll paintings, or the time between one utterance and another on the Noh stage." -- WGBH press release

Images from Japanese public life, ceremonies, and performances are juxtaposed and layered. Sometimes a split-screen approach is used. Scenes include a Butoh dance performance, theater performance, acts of painting and drawing, street performers, and religious processions. The work is approximately 20 minutes long.



Producers:
Velez, Edin
Velez, Ethel

Coproducer:
New Television (Producer in Association)

Editors:
Feist, Rick (Videotape Editor)


Funders:
National Endowment for the Arts
Guggenheim Foundation
Jerome Foundation
Checkerboard Foundation

Performers:
Barbosa, R.
Andrea, M.
Heireles, M.
Macrae, M.
Serrano, J.
Baumstein, A.

Subjects:
Butoh
Noh
Rites and ceremonies
Japan



See Also:
New Television, Episode 303 (1987)





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