New Television Workshop Collection

New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsSpecials, Pilots, and Fills



Video: The New Wave

Copyright Date:
1973

Artist:
O'Doherty, Brian

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (D3) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder

Background:
This was created for national broadcast on public television.

Scope:
Includes 2", 1", and 1/2" master reels, Betacam SP and D3 preservation masters, and multiple 3/4" screening copies.
One folder contains a project description and a program order.

This work was written and narrated by Brian O'Doherty to document the growing field of video art. The work features segments from approximately 25 different experimental works, ranging from documentary-style interviews and political works to feedback experimentation to polished "classics" by artists like Peter Campus, William Wegman, and Joan Jonas. The narration briefly details the rise of video art, starting with the invention of the portapak camera in 1965, and compares the medium to that of traditional television.

Works and artists included are listed as follows:
[Interview with speed user]: Fred Simon. Nixon Convention: Top Value TV: Otto Piene, Douglas Davis, Jim Wiseman, Dan Sandin, Richard Teitelbaum, William Etra, William Rosenquist, Bob Lewis, Stan Vanderbeek, Rudi Stern. Soft Memories: John Godfrey. Garden of Love: Ron Hays. [Japanese Horror Movie]: Walter Wright, James Seawright. [Video time painting]: Donald Hallock, Nam June Paik, John Godfrey, Shuya Abe. [Two Segments]: William Wegman, Eugene Grayson Mattingly, Frank Gilette, Steina Vaskula, Paul Kos, Gerald Byerly, Joan Jonas, Richard Serra. Three Transitions: Peter Campus. Scapemates: Ed Emshwiller.



Director:
Barzyk, Fred

Producers:
Barzyk, Fred
Tappan, Olivia (Associate Producer)

Editors:
Barkhausen, Joan (Film Editor)
Crane, David (Video Editor)
Hutton, David (Video Editor)
Kane, Pat (Video Editor)
McKnight, John (Video Editor)
McSorley, Tom (Video Editor)

Funder:
National Endowment for the Arts

Subjects:
Video art
Video recordings


Genres:
Compilations
Documentaries and factual works
Specials





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