Donnerstag, 28. November 2013

Hooray For Reading

Hooray For Reading was a "series of ten, minute-long shorts created by Field Communications for children. These would air during the commercial breaks on kid's shows and cartoons. These featured kids briefly doing some other activity besides reading (the "hook") and then describing a book they like using a brief dramatization of a part in the story."
I found these in the Museum of Classic Chicago TV on, an enormous collaborative archive of off-air recordings of American television.
Here are my favorites from Hooray For Reading:

Hooray for Reading - "Life on a Plastic Planet?" (#7, 1979)

Hooray for Reading - 'Then Again, Maybe I Won't' (#4, 1979)

Hooray for Reading - "The Accident" (#5, 1979)

Hooray for Reading - "The Glad Man" (#1, 1979)

Hooray for Reading - "The TV Kid" (#6, 1979)

WFLD Channel 32 - Hooray For Reading Special (Promo, 1980)

Freitag, 15. November 2013

Atelier Etcetera

Various installations made by Swiss group Atelier Etcetera between 1979 and 1983. Atelier Etcetera consisted of Beat Meyer, Franziska Opladen-Oberli and Heinrich Maria "Mirko" Opladen.
Top to bottom:
Dom, Lake Night Festival, Zurich, 1979
Schattenseiten, reopening Berne Art Museum, Berne, 1983
GR-NAGU, Youth Biennial, Paris, 1980
Garnix, Lausanne, 1981
Mobilhome, 3rd Federal Art Exhibition, Montreux, 1981
Sky-Lab II, Schweizerische Plastikausstellung, Biel, 1980

Found in this book:
Igildo G. Biesele, Experiment Design, More creativity through experimental design work - case studies from pratice and training, Zurich 1986
There's more on this book over here (and maybe on this blog as well sometime soon).