Image Union, episode 0020

Compilation Image Union episode featuring "Miss East Side Chicago Beauty Contest" by Tom Palazzolo, "Steven and Joel" by Ken Solarz, and "Insights" by Nick Despota.

0:00Copy video clip URL Image Union opening.

0:55Copy video clip URL “Miss East Side Chicago Beauty Contest” by Tom Palazzolo. Color film of the outdoor crowning of Miss East Side Chicago 1978 by the East Side Lions. Very South-Side working class Chicago. The girls are questioned about whether girls should pay half on dates and other similarly outdated concepts.

9:30Copy video clip URL “Steven and Joel” by Ken Solarz. Black and white video. Two artists talk about their work. Joel Oppenheimer is a painter, Steven Blutter is a photographer. Nice, personal, interesting video. Record ed and edited by Scott Jacobs.

19:20Copy video clip URL Insights by Nick Despota. Black and white video. Gail Simon is a Chicago artist in-residence. She teaches “creative movement” to blind children at the Skinner School. Tony Adler teaches poetry there as well. Simon’s work attempts to stimulate the physical channels of the children. We see her giving the children objects to touch and having them describe them.

28:25Copy video clip URL Image Union credits.

 

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