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Video clip of Zone in Three Parts

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Zone in Three Parts

Alternative Title:
Zone 18
Zone

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (33 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (33 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (33 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (D3) (33 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (33 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (33 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (33 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder

Copyright Date:
1969?

Copyright Holder:
Copyright holder is unidentified.

Artists:
Zone
Barron, Ros
Barron, Harris
Finneman, Allan

Background:
"Zone in Three Parts" was created by the theater artists Collective Zone (comprised of Ros and Harris Barron and Alan Finnerman), who were Rockefeller Artists-in-Residence in the late 1960's. It is unclear what broadcast form this work took.

Scope:
Includes one 2" master and two 2" submasters, as well as a D3 preservation master, and multiple VHS and 3/4" screening copies. Submasters are simply labeled "Zone." A color photographic print contains a still image from the work.

Three works are featured: Ros Barron's "Headgame," Harris Barron's "Glide," and Alan Finneman's "Water Bodies." All employ collage techniques and are shot in both color and black-and-white. No credit information is included outside of the artists and titles of segments.

"Headgame," by Ros Barron: Juxtaposed images of a man seated in front of a television set, and close-ups of his face with archival still photographs, men in groups, and "psychedelic" color images.

"Glide," by Harris Barron: Images of flight, including still photographs of birds and gliders, color footage of airplanes taking off, footage of landscapes taken from airplanes, and portraits of a nude woman costumed in a pilot's hat, scarf, and goggles.

"Water Bodies," by Allan Finneman: A study of a beach environment, showing people walking along the beach, a lighthouse, a woman inside a room, and rolling in the sand. The soundtrack is composed of found sounds, such as chirping crickets, crashing waves, and a striking clock.



Funder:
Rockefeller Foundation

Subjects:
Flight
Television
Ocean


Genres:
Compilations
Image-processed works





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