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  • JGLNG/Whistling

  • Artist: Skip Blumberg
  • Year: 1982
  • Duration: 28:00
  • Country: United States
  • Blumberg's characteristic approach to documenting offbeat, regional Americana is evident in these early tapes. In JGLNG, Blumberg achieves a graphic visual composition that cunningly encircles both abstraction and documentation. With an economy of means, he renders the ordinary extraordinary, superimposing two recorded images of a single event - a juggler juggling.
    A playful portrait of grassroots American culture emerges in THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL WHISTLING SHOW, an affectionate document of a whistling contest in Carson City, Nevada. Blumberg showcases the pride and remarkable skill of the contestants, capturing the spirit of folk art form and a community.

  • Accession #: 1769
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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