Doris Chase: Artist in Motion

VHS, color, sound, 30 min
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The video tape, written by Doris Chase and art historian Patricia Failing, illustrates work discussed in the Failing 's book, DORIS CHASE, ARTIST IN MOTION: FROM PAINTING AND SCULPTURE TO VIDEO ART. They ...
Rental format: VHS NTSC $25.00

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The video tape, written by Doris Chase and art historian Patricia Failing, illustrates work discussed in the Failing 's book, DORIS CHASE, ARTIST IN MOTION: FROM PAINTING AND SCULPTURE TO VIDEO ART. They are a celebration of the distinguished artist and a historical summary of the development of video as an art form. Highlighting the accomplishments of Doris Chase in the field of video art, this video gallery tour, narrated by the artist, starts in Seattle, Washington, where she began her career in the visual arts as a painter in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Chase began to work in sculpture, creating small modular kinetic compositions that could be rearranged by the viewer. In the late 1960s, she collaborated with other artists to create elaborate multimedia spectacles involving dance and sculpture. Chase began working with the medium of film to capture the transitory images presented in the performances. Moving to New York City in 1972, she expanded her work with filmdance through the medium of video, exploring the limits of studio technology as well as new equipment such as video synthesizers to create hybrids of dance and painting that constitute a unique contribution to the history of video art. In the 1980s, Chase drew upon her skill with video effects to add new dimensions of meaning to spoken texts. In her most recent work, she explores the experiences and perspectives of older women with nuanced performances by celebrated actresses such as Geraldine Page, Ann Jackson, Luise Rainer, and Joan Plowright. "Doris Chase practically invented what many people today are calling 'video dance.' ... To describe her as a pioneer, however, misrepresents the finesse of her handling of the video medium and the polished beauty of her tapes." – Dance Scope

Films

  • Other films by this artist in our catalogue

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    Four Films on Video:  Full Circle, Moon Gates, Circle II, And Tall Arches (Scultpure and Dance)
    Experimental

    Four Films on Video: Full Circle, Moon Gates, Circle II, And Tall Arches (Scultpure and Dance)
    Doris Chase

    video, color, sound, 30 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Dance
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    Full Circle: The Work of Doris Chase
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Full Circle: The Work of Doris Chase
    Doris Chase

    color, sound, 15 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Circles I
    Experimental

    Circles I
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 6.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Circles I Variation II
    Experimental

    Circles I Variation II
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 6.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Circles II
    Experimental

    Circles II
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 14 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
    • Arts / Artists
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    Circles II Variation II
    Experimental

    Circles II Variation II
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Sculpture on the Move
    Experimental

    Sculpture on the Move
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Philosophical
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    Squares
    Experimental

    Squares
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 7.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Cameraless / Handmade
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    Moon Gates III
    Experimental

    Moon Gates III
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Rocking Orange III
    Experimental

    Rocking Orange III
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 3.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Sculpture for Children
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Sculpture for Children
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Family
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    Tall Arches III
    Experimental

    Tall Arches III
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Dance 11
    Experimental

    Dance 11
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 7.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
    • Philosophical
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    Dance 7
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Dance 7
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 7.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Dance 9
    Experimental

    Dance 9
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    The Philadelphia Quartet
    Experimental

    The Philadelphia Quartet
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Music
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    Dance 5
    Experimental

    Dance 5
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 5.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Rocker
    Experimental

    Rocker
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 8.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Dance 10
    Experimental

    Dance 10
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Dance 3
    Experimental

    Dance 3
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 8.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    How Do You Feel?
    Experimental

    How Do You Feel?
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 7.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Dance
    • Music
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    Improvisation
    Animation
    Experimental

    Improvisation
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Dance Frame
    Experimental

    Dance Frame
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    The Doris Chase Dance Series with Gay Delanghe
    Experimental

    The Doris Chase Dance Series with Gay Delanghe
    Doris Chase

    VHS, color, sound, 29 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
    • Structural
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    Jazz Dance
    Experimental

    Jazz Dance
    Doris Chase

    16mm, color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Dance
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    Moon Redefined
    Experimental

    Moon Redefined
    Doris Chase

    16mm, black and white, sound, 5.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
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    Conversation
    Experimental

    Conversation
    Doris Chase

    16mm, black and white, sound, 5.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Electra Tries to Speak (Concept Series)
    Experimental

    Electra Tries to Speak (Concept Series)
    Doris Chase

    VHS, color, sound, 26 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • Literarature / Theater
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    Travels in the Combat Zone (Concept Series)

    Travels in the Combat Zone (Concept Series)
    Doris Chase

    VHS, color, sound, 28 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • Ethnographic
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    The Chelsea
    Documentary
    Experimental

    The Chelsea
    Doris Chase

    VHS, color and b/w, sound, 67 min
    Rental formats: DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC
    • Environment / Nature
    • History