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    d/stabilize/d

    “d/stabilize/d is a document of a 3-channel video installation with stereo sound which premiered at ARC Gallery in Chicago in 1987. d/stabilize/d offered the viewer a chaotic environment poised on the verge of balance. Entering the gallery, one was immediately confronted by a nonsensical arrangement of floating doors, doorways and monitors. On the monitors, random fragments of natural phenomena, such as fire and pounding surf, were set in opposition to more domestic scenes of deterioration, centering on a farmhouse in ruins. A further exploration of the space revealed these elements, as subtly engaged in a systemic and coherent exchange between order and disorder, harmony and imbalance.”–Barbara Sykes Continue reading

  • Freeze Frame: You Can Do It!

    Freeze Frame: You Can Do It!

    Episode of “Freeze Frame” titled “You Can Do It.” Sponsored by the Illinois Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. Continue reading

  • Freeze Frame: Baseball, Briefcases, and Bombshelters

    Freeze Frame: Baseball, Briefcases, and Bombshelters

    “Freeze Frame,” a show sponsored by the Illinois Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. Episode #2: Baseball, Briefcases and Bombshelters. Continue reading

  • [Eye Contact #2]

    0:00 Start. 0:59 Clips of TV shows: Dragnet, Suspense, I Love Lucy, Twilight Zone, Honeymooners, The Outer Limits, Father Knows Best, Shindig, The Lone Ranger, Playhouse 90, Baseball. Narrator talks about television opening eyes to new experiences. 1:19 Narrator talks about TV technology changes, with introduction of “Proton” –whites whiter, blacks darker, problems of overscan reduced. Demonstration of new technologies in various films. 8:34 Old hosts sign off, and title: “Proton: Simply the Best.” 8:45 End credits. 9:36 End of … Continue reading