Tape #1 1974 (Circa.)

1974, 9:34 min, b&w, sound

Two twigs, stuck in a plot of soil with a little cross made of twigs between them, bend slightly over a gravesite. A rustling sound—crumpled paper meant to evoke the mournful sobbing of the sticks—mixes with traffic noises outside Maughan's studio. The scene is as pathetic as it gets, especially when applied to a potentially cinematic scenario. Two Sticks Mourning at Another Stick's Funeral sets the stage for Maughan's macabre versions of sensational situations, all revolving around death and mortality. The assorted stagings suggest a sampling of genre references, including the Western in Two Sticks, horror movies in Suicide, educational film in Arteries and Veins, and melodrama in A Violent Death.

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Educational Rental
DVD NTSC
$75.00
 
Screening Rental
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$100.00
 
Digital File
$120.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV NTSC
$125.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV PAL
$250.00
 
Exhibition Rental
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$700.00
 
Digital File
$720.00
 
Educational Purchase
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$300.00
 
Archival Purchase
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$900.00
 
BetaSP PAL
$950.00
 
Digital Beta NTSC
$1,400.00
 
Digital Beta PAL
$1,500.00