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One Many

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Donald Burgy

Burgy, Donald

1 videocassette of 1 : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

This work exists on a 3/4" compilation tape. It has been reformatted to Betacam SP and VHS.

In Donald Burgy's "One Many" the qualities of wholeness and separateness are examined and found to be framed by context. Voiceover narration presenting simple phrases and a series of images illustrate this. "You can make one many," a voice proclaims, as an apple is cut up to form slices. Seeds are piled together to make a single form, at which point the camera pulls back to reveal that this pile is only one of a succession of piles. A hand writes phrases that make up a larger text.

Hauser, Rick (Production Coordinator)

Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
McKnight, John (Videotape Editor)

Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
Rockefeller Foundation

Whole and parts (Philosophy)

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