The Tee Pee Video Space Troupe: The First Years

1970-71, 16:15 min, b&w, sound

This video journal is an informal time capsule of the downtown cultural and artistic milieu in New York. Part 1 documents a party given by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Clarke is an active voice behind the camera as she records this celebrity-rich event, with guests including Andy Warhol and Jack Nicholson. In Parts 2 & 3, Arthur C. Clarke performs a celestial experiment with a video camera on the roof of the Chelsea Hotel, while influential theologian Alan Watts waits silently, creating "an exercise in Zen."