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River TV

Performance on the Old Man River near Lethbridge, Alberta
Elements included a 12″ b/w television, metal table, wooden chair, VHS player, actor
The video on the television in the river played a recording of the water from the Old Man River
The SVHS video recording of the performance is 15 minutes and was shown at Truck, Calgary, Alberta

February 1999

Nature shows on television can be fascinating glimpses into places difficult to access. The nature of the television is that it confines a view to what the screen allows. In the river with flowing water sits a television and a viewer watching the video images of flowing water from the river, images that have the viewer intently glued to the screen.

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