Cross Reference, storyboards

Copied Bill Beirne, Cross Reference, storyboards, 1976, charcoal and colored pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Gene Davis Memorial Fund, 2015.6.5A-E, © 1976, Bill Beirne

Artwork Details

Title
Cross Reference, storyboards
Artist
Date
1976
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
overall: approx. 88 × 30 in. (223.5 × 76.2 cm)
Copyright
© 1976, Bill Beirne
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Gene Davis Memorial Fund
Mediums Description
charcoal and colored pencil on paper
Classifications
Object Number
2015.6.5A-E

Artwork Description

The live performance and complex, multi-channel broadcast production for Cross Reference required a great deal of advance planning. The artist’s hand-drawn storyboards, created before the performance, organized viewing angles between locations and prescribed actions for the camera operators. The drawings convey both the logic and concept for a live production while providing some insight into the resulting work of art.


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