In all aspects of life and experience, our desires and intentions, images have superseded reality and have destroyed traditional distinctions and opposites. The image is everywhere, in our expectations, our ethics, in propaganda and advertising and create categories of experience, where differences between real and unreal are vanishing and illusions replace ideals.
WHITEWASH - Jan Peacock
14:07, CDN 1989
"You can imagine everything ... you invent nothing" WHITEWASH challenges the assumption that information is inherent in the familiar forms of the TV news format and in commercials, which are constructed to prove the success of their products. WHITEWASH presents television as a world of appearances whose familiarity induces in us "the sleep of complicity", the semi- conscious state in which we absorb ideologies.
DAS WESEN DER VERWANDLUNG - Monika Funke Stern & Hanno Baethe
8:00, BRD 1990
The frog and the princess; the famous prince, disguised as the frog, is searching for the magic word that frees him. And he keeps searching and searching ... Is it a blackout? Is the search thus magical? Or is the frog thus magical to keeßthe princess wishing he'll be a frog forever, searching and searching everlasting ...
MARILYN'S CONDENSED BEAR SOUP - Barbara Lazar
2:00, A 1990
Under the cover of the perfectly styled product M.M. and contrary to it the lost personality of the artist M.M. has been remodeled. With the help of editing and an ironical kind of approach quotations from her films stand between new gestures ...
NEO GEO IX - Screco Dragan
7:00, YU 1989
In the beginning was the line.
LA VIE TERRIBLE ET ACHEVEE DE MONSIEUR MERCIER - Herlinde Smet
7:00, B 1988
What happens if a painter and a videomaker bump into each other in a disco? a) You can all put it down in a 5 min. video of basic gestures! b) You end ußwith a comic video strip!
What can you do if someone asks you what life is all about? b) you end ußwith a comic video strip! a) you can all put it down in a 5 min video of basic gestures!
THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY - Simon Biggs
4:20, GB 1990
"... that our eyes might reach to the heart of the rocks, to the bottom of the seas, to the ends of the sky ... that our soul, irradiating everywhere, might go and live amongst all this ... forever to push forth under the sun of eternity its metamorphoses ..."
(Gustave Flaubert,Travelogue from Belle-Isle, 1847)
BLACK FOREST - BLUE DANUBE - Zora Mari Bauer & Viola Kiefner
14:11, BRD 1990,
The videotape BLACK FOREST - BLUE DANUBE presents a listing of sometimes humoristic, sometimes sarcastic notes on the theme "homeland and folklore", packed ußin 24 chapters. The typical Viennese and typical swabian way, germanism and indispensable yodeling play ... under/in/with studiolight, bluebox and soundsampling ... between art, daub and cliche, Biedermeier and musicclip with themes of the present day: nationalism contra integration, pattern contra perspective and the ABC of songs and history contra the CBA of forgetting.