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Kill (the) TV-Set, 2012

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Kill (the) TV-Set, 2012

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.

Images and video


Selected images and video

Images and video


Selected images and video