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Video clip of Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974

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Selected Works, William Wegman, 1973-1974

Extent:
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.

Copyright Date:
1975

Copyright Holder:
William Wegman

Artist:
Wegman, William

Background:
This was created for WNET's "Video Television Review" and may have been broadcast on "Artist's Showcase."

Scope:
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.



Producer:
Video Television Review

Performers:
Wegman, William
Connor, Russell

Subjects:
Video art

Wegman, William


Genres:
Documentaries and factual works
Compilations





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