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Within Dialogue (Silence)

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Susan C. Rynard

Artist:
Rynard, Susan C.

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 408 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
"Within Dialogue" was broadcast as a segment of Episode 408 of the 1988 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 408 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Video essay on silence and the banality of words. A man and woman are shown eating in silence in a restaurant -- the sounds they make are magnified. A nearly empty apartment is shown, followed by the woman walking across a pedestrian bridge. She walks along a highway before stopping and removing some articles of clothing. The couple is shown in the same restaurant. The have a short "conversation," as follows:
Woman: "Pale green."
Man: "I ran 10K this morning."
W: "It was on sale."
M: "I'm in line for a promotion."
W: "Mexico -- I wanna travel."
M: "Would you like some more coffee?"
Approximately 5 minutes in length, the work was coauthored by Helen Humphreys.



Director:
Rynard, Susan C.

Producer:
Rynard, Susan C.

Editor:
Rynard, Susan C.

Funders:
Canada Council, The
Ontario Arts Council, The

Performers:
Mason, Ottilie
McFaden, Mark

Subjects:
Communication






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