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Quickening

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Donna Matorin

Artist:
Matorin, Donna

Extent:
1 folder
See the record for "New Television, Episode 411 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 411 of the 1988 season of "New Television."

Scope:
Color and black-and-white photographic prints show still images from the piece. See the record for "New Television, Episode 411 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

In the opening moments of this piece, a bird grasped by an outstretched hand flaps its wings in an attempt to fly away. In the ensuing montage that follows, images are repeated and reshuffled, taking on new meanings. A pregnant woman's body appears. A woman plays hide-and-seek with an infant. A man strokes a woman's shoulders and she opens her fist to reveal an animal's tooth. Clothes are hung on a line to dry. A hawk trapped indoors flaps wildly at a window. A child's hand is thrust into a tank containing a sea anemone, the tentacles of which curl around her fingers. A man cuts a child's fingernails, which begin to bleed. A loose relationship is suggested between the children and animals depicted. The work is approximately 14 minutes long.



Editors:
Jacobs, Mark W. (Online Editor)


Funders:
Open Channels, Long Beach Museum of Art
California Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Western Regional Media Arts
Rocky Mountain Film Center
American Film Institute
Louis B. Mayer Foundation

Performers:
Nance, Salandra M.
Pederson, Eric James
Wrinkle, Dana Maria
Ferran, Nicole
Matorin, Donna

Subjects:
Birds






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