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Slott Opera

Alternative Title:
Slott Opera by Betsy Connors
Spaces Between: Slott Opera

Materials Date:
1981

Artist:
Connors, Betsy

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 folder

Background:
These were probably intended to be broadcast as fills between shows, but may have been broadcast in some form as part of "Artist's Showcase."

Scope:
Includes a 1" master and a VHS screening copy of the work.
One folder contains notes, correspondence, and credits listings.

Dolls made of pipe-cleaners or clay are moved around miniature stages via their attachment to slots incorporated in the stages. Two scenes ("Venice" and "Somewhere in the Southwest Desert") are repeated dozens of times. Occasionally, the creators can be seen arranging the stages and maneuvering the dolls. Opera music accompanies the first scene, though the rest of the scenes are silent. It is unclear whether or not all of the segments are complete.

An unknown opera score is used for the first scene of the piece.



Subjects:
Miniature objects
Opera






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