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Melting Pot

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Rolnick/Sturgeon

Artists:
Rolnick, Neil B.
Sturgeon, John

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 404 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
"Melting Pot" aired on Episode 404 as a segment of the 1988 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 404 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Profile silhouettes are superimposed on top of images of national monuments in Washington, D.C. and street scenes showing economically challenged neighborhoods and individuals. The silhouettes slowly sound out racial slurs.

A rhythmic, percussive sound score interacts with the spoken text. These vocals are credited as "The Trojan Horses."



Producer:
Rolnick, Neil B.

Editor:
Froese, Dieter (Technical Editor)

Funders:
Paul Beer Trust
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
Emergency Audio Services
Harvestworks, Inc.

Subjects:
Racism


See Also:
New Television, Episode 404 (1988)





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