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Kill (the) TV-Set , 2012. Film still.

Kill (the) TV-Set, 2012. Film still.

Kill (the) TV-Set

2012
2-channel video installation
1st channel, single channel HD video (b/w, silent, loop), 2′30″
2nd channel, single channel digital video (b/w, silent, loop), 3′06″
Dimensions variable
Edition of 4 + 1 AP

 

In this work, a video shows a performance of the artist imitating Nam June Paik (1932–2006) and Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991) as featured in their 1965 performance of John Cage’s (1912–1992) 261.1499 for a String Player (1955). In another video, a scene of bonsai appears, with flashing English subtitles that read: “Kill (the) TV-Set”. Post-modernist artists with updated technology interpret other artist’s works. These “new artists” are either merely being provocative, or paying tribute to the achievements of their predecessors; ancient rules of discipline appear under automated standards of self-discipline; the progress of technology itself also digests the expressive accuracy of “media”. It is more like a parable concerning “Discipline and Punishment”—always wanting to occupy new domains, while at the same time waiting to be occupied by new domains at any moment.

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