New Television Workshop Collection

New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsUnbroadcast/Unfinished Works

Tribute to Growth, A

Alternative Title:
Deborah Hay

Materials Date:

Hay, Deborah

6 videoreels of 6 (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
6 videoreels of 6 (Betacam SP) (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
6 videoreels of 6 (VHS) (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
18 videocassettes of 20 : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
3 folders

Deborah Hay's project was originally intended to be a collaboration with video artist Bill Viola and composer Earle Brown. When common ground could not be reached, each artist developed their own project, Hay's being tentatively titled "A Tribute to Growth." The project was never completed.

Includes six reels of original footage on 1" tape and accompanying Betacam SP preservation masters and VHS screening copies. Several of the original reels are actually contained on each reel of 1" tape. Eighteen of 20 tapes (reels 10 and 17 appear to be missing) exist on 3/4" videocassettes. Color slides and photographic prints document the production shoot.

Most of the footage features Deborah Hay and unidentified dancers performing various takes of a dance in multiple locations in rural Vermont. An interview with Hay is contained on one of the tapes.

Dowling, Susan

Hay, Deborah

Modern dance

Unedited footage

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