New Television Workshop Collection

New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsContemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund



Time Code

Alternative Title:
Time Code Suite

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Channel Four Television; INA; ZDF; Agent Orange; Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund, The, and WGBH; TVE/CNE

Artists:
Hamos, Gustav
Herbert, Bernar
St. James, Mary
Wilson, Anne
Cahen, Robert
Huter, Stephanie
Drupsteen, Jaap
Miller, Branda

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

Background:
This was a joint production effort to showcase the work of video artists on an international front.

Scope:
Includes two 1" masters, a Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies.

"Time Code" is a compilation of works by international video artists. It includes:
"Luck Smith" by Gustav Hamos (4:55): A man walks through different digitally enhanced environments, including some sort of steel mill.
"Maison" by Bernar Herbert (11:00): In this sad piece two women live together in a house by the ocean. With no spoken text, small details show the growing depression of one of the women, who eventually drowns herself.
"Heartbeat" by Mary St. James and Anne Wilson (7:10): In this dizzying montage of images, royalty and regency make fleeting appearances. A narrative is woven through the appearance of doorways, a couple in eighteenth century costumes, boxers, ballroom dancers, Queen Elizabeth, and endless streets.
"Montenvers et Mer de Glace" by Robert Cahien and Stephanie Huter (8:13): This piece follows the course of a train that goes to the Alpine resort named in the title. Tourists and hikers travel together to witness this natural beauty.
"Sterd (Am Am)" by Jaap Drupsteen (7:57): In this gridlike work, special effects provide "windows" into scenes of public life.
"Time Squared" by Branda Miller (6:33): This work, which was commissioned for The Contemporary Art (CAT) Fund, is cataloged separately.
"Whiplash" by Xavier F. Villaverde (6:37): This piece combines footage of Spanish carnivals and rituals with staged interactions between circus figures and costume-party goers.



Subjects:
Video art


Genre:
Compilations

See Also:
Time Squared





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