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Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974
1 videoreel of 1 : sd., col. and b&w ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 : sd., col. and b&w ; 3/4 in.
This was created for WNET's "Video Television Review" and may have been broadcast on "Artist's Showcase."
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies.
Selections from the works of William Wegman are interspersed with an interview between the artist and Russell Connor, which takes place in a variety of settings. Wegman discusses the interview process, his influences and audiences, his working process, and his dog Man Ray.
Segmented works show Wegman teaching Man Ray to spell "beach"; a monologue from the perspective of a mouthless boy; a monologue of a shock-therapy patient whose face is frozen into a permanent smile; the adjustment of a dog's position based on the flipping of a coin; boot, deodorant, and massage-chair "commercials"; a knock-kneed airplane traveler; and a conversation based around the copyright page of a dictionary.
Video Television Review
Documentaries and factual works
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