William Wegman : Video Works 1970 - 1999
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Inspired by the oblique humor of the 1950s radio program Bob and Ray as much as by the atmosphere of experimentation in the art of the 1960s, Wegman created a cross-over form of visual art that had almost no precedent and that received favorable critical notice from a wide audience of art lovers. Wegman and ARTPIX has re-introduced some of the earliest clips that have not been available as well as produced definitive versions of other segments through restoration of the original tapes. Included are Spit Sandwich (1970), Reels 1-7 (1970-77), Gray Hairs (1976) and Reels 8 and 9 (1997-99) for a total running time of 3 hours and 56 minutes. Memorable sequences included are "Dog Duet", "Milk/Floor", "Massage Chair" and "Stomach Song." Included with the discs is a reprint of Kim Levin's essay from 1982 for an exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis titled "Wegman's Video: Funny Instead of Formal" along with a definitive chronology of the complete videos.