BRITISH FILM AND VIDEO
FRIDAY 19 APRIL 12.00 VIDEO
TAKE IT (The Duvet Brothers, 1984, 1/2 min)
'Hip-hop video, image break-dancing: television does a body pop. Broadcast TV is scoured for arresting images and fed into video edition systems like shredding machines. The fusion of funk rhythms and visuals on collision course crumble original context Reassurance and sweet reason, television's facade disintegrate before your bombarded eyes ... Video scratching is an interactive response to the one-way arrogance of broad cast television.' Andy Lipman City Limits
'Scratch' is a rather catch-all category of work which derive from popular dance and music fashions and the cutting of found trash images with it. Its long history begins with the cubist collages of Picasso and Braque, the 'ready-mades' of Duchamp, and passes through Joseph Cornell, Bruce Conner Andy Warhol and William S. Burroughs and Anthony Balch' 'cut-ups'.
11-28 APRIL 1985 ADMISSION FREE
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