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Romance of the Angel of Lions

Copyright Date:
1976

Copyright Holder:
Robert Goldman

Artist:
Goldman, Robert

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (D3) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Scope:
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP and D3 preservation masters, and a VHS screening copy.

This dramatic work by Robert Goldman opens with the shirtless torsos of several men to which dangling fruits are taped and then cut off. A brief celebration is represented by a stock ticker and outstretched hands throwing up confetti. In the longest section of the work, women dressed in bright primary-colored formal wear partake of a tea party in what appears to be a lion's cage at a zoo. The women are excessively civil to one another and almost formal in their demeanor, even when their talk turns to the intimate and surreal content of one another's dreams. In the work's final scene, cakes in the shape of a drill and a handsaw are devoured by numerous hands and forks.

Music is Teniar Music of Malaya.

Costumes were designed by Julie Baker.



Director:
Weisbrod, Neil (Assistant Director)

Producers:
Barzyk, Fred (Project Coordinator)
Tappan, Olivia (Associate Producer)

Editors:
Buccheri, Ron (Edit Programmer)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Assembler)
Hutton, David (Videotape Assembler)

Funders:
Rockefeller Foundation
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts

Performers:
Loew-Blank, Sascha Alexander
Tropanzano, Oona
Baker, Jane

Subjects:
Dreams






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