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video installation for Installations

Date
1996
Dimensions
see elements description
Type
Décor
Description
DECOR: Consists of 3 different groupings of TV monitors hung from a rail and also positioned on the floor, upstage of the dancers (16 monitors in total). WAC holds the footage that was displayed on the monitors. Caplan filmed a series of close-ups of the dancers, then transferred the material to video. He used a computer program that would assign different portions of the image to the frame. This arrangement of images became fixed before the piece was presented live. FIRST PERFORMANCE: Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; May 2, 1996 ORIGINAL CAST: Kimberly Bartosik, Lisa Boudreau, Thomas Caley, Michael Cole, Jean Freebury, Frederic Gafner (Foofwa d'Imobilite), China Laudisio, Matthew Mohr, Banu Ogan, Jared Phillips, Glen Rumsey, Jeannie Steele, Robert Swinston, Cheryl Therrien COSTUMES: Suzanne Gallo MUSIC: Trimpin
Materials
16 mm negatives, u-matic tapes, betacam tapes, floppy disks, VHS tape
Credit Line
Walker Art Center, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection, Gift of Jay F. Ecklund, the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation, Agnes Gund, Russell Cowles and Josine Peters, the Hayes Fund of HRK Foundation, Dorothy Lichtenstein, MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation, Goodale Family Foundation, Marion Stroud Swingle, David Teiger, Kathleen Fluegel, Barbara G. Pine, and the T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2011
Accession Number
2011.250.1-.29
Inscriptions
.1 "Tower 1, Final Cut, 4/23/96, no audio, show copy, 29:59:29" .2 "Tower 2, Final Cut, 4/23/96, show copy, 29:55:10" .3 "Tower 3, Final Cut, 4/23/96, no audio, show copy, 29:59:27" .4 "Tower 1, Final Cut" .5 "Tower 2, Final Cut" .6 "Tower 3, Final Cut" .7 "Tower 1, synched 4/23/96, no audio" .8 "Tower 2, synched 4/23/96, no audio" .9 "Tower 1, unsynched 4/22/96, no audio" .10 "Tower 2, unsynched 4/22/96, no audio" .11 "Tower 3, unsynched 4 /22/96, no audio" .12 "Tower 1, final cut, no audio, set bars to 98 divisions, 29:59:29" .13 "Tower 2, final cut, no audio, set bars to 98 divisions, 29:55:10" .14 "Tower 3, final cut, no audio, set bars to 98 divisions, 29:59:27" .15 "Rolls 1-2, 1 hr" .16 "Rolls 3-4-5, 1:30:00" .17 "Rolls 6-7, 2 hrs" .18 "Rolls 8-9, 2:30" .19 "Rolls 10-11, TC 3:00" .20 "Rolls 13-14, TC 3:30" .21 "Rolls 15-16, TC 4:00" .22 "Roll 17, TC 4:30:00" .23 "Rolls 17-18, TC 5 hr" .24 "Rolls 19-20 TC 5:30" .25 "Rolls 21-22 TC 6 hr" .26 "Tape__Camera" .27 "Installations, 4/24/96, Major final bins, uncompressed" .28 "Installations, 4/24/96, Dance bins, compacted" .29 "Installations, 4/24/96, Dance bins, compacted"