Beach Umbrella: Ortiz deconstructs a predetermined image structure, intervening with constant repetitions and also – in contrast to many later laserdisk-based works – copying in animated sequences. In this way, a beach scene is slyly dismantled then pieced together again on video. A tape about the depth psychology of US society.
ZKM video collection
Beach Umbrella: Raphael Montañez Ortiz (USA), Video, 7:30 min, 1985-86