Video Cannibalism

Root Event

2. Werkleitz Biennale 1996 Cluster Images
Video Cannibalism
BR 1995

An isolated tribe of indians living far away from any kind of civilization, is visited by a film team and gets to know modern video technology, at first from the angle of the actor and then from that of the director: they are shooting their own action movie. Gradually the viewer discovers discrepancies, which at first appear exotic, then grotesque and finally tasteless - slowly the suspicion arises, that all this is a tricky farce. The suspicion however cannot be verified, facts and fiction become odd. What is left, is the experience of oneself being fixed on the distinction between the two.

video, 17 min

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