New Television Workshop Collection

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



Water Catalogue, The

Copyright Date:
1984

Artist:
Seaman, Bill

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (D3) (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

Background:
"The Water Catalogue" was created for The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund.

Scope:
"The Water Catalogue" by video artist Bill Seaman is a collage-style piece filled with images of water. Images include bodies of water in different seasons, a sprinkler system, rain as viewed from a car window, water-skiers, an ice-fishing shack, and some underwater photography.

The music, which consists of moody electronic music with half-spoken, half-sung lyrics reflecting on the qualities of water, was composed and produced by Bill Seaman.



Producer:
Seaman, Bill

Coproducer:
Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund, The

Editor:
Seaman, Bill

Funder:
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, New Works Program

Subjects:
Water






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