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PRINT March 1975

Notes on William Wegman

I had these terrible fits of rage and depression all the time. It just got worse and worse and worse. Finally my parents had me committed. They tried all kinds of therapy. Finally they settled on shock. The doctors brought me into this room in a straight jacket because I still had this terrible, terrible temper. I was just the meanest cuss you could imagine and when they put this cold, metal electrode, or whatever it was, to my chest, I started to giggle and then when they shocked me, it froze on my face into this smile and even though I’m still incredibly depressed—everyone thinks I’m happy. I don’t know what I’m going to do (Rage and Depression).

RAGE AND DEPRESSION WAS INCLUDED among William Wegman’s video work shown in The Museum of Modern Art video show, August 22–September 30,1974. Wegman also produces drawings, photographs, audiotapes and written pieces. Wegman makes up his video

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