State of the art

United Kingdom, 1991

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “Video burn”.
The advent of computer multi-media technology has resulted in a resurgence of the art of animation. This collection of experimental video and music utilises state of the art technology to produce intellectually and visually stimulating pieces which not only celebrate the possibilities of computer generated art, but also pose unsettling questions about the acceleration of technology and information. The videos include: “A New Life” (Simon Biggs) which investigates the link between myths of IVF and myths of the Immaculate Conception; “Torso” (Leigh Cox); “Muybridge Revisited” (Snow); “Sublime NLV6” (Gillman); “Trout Descending a Staircase” (Hawley), which is a very funny and very perverse thumbing of the nose at the capital-A art world; “Double Trouble” (Callas); “Going for Goldfish” (Collins/Myers) which pokes gentle fun at the penis; and John Butler’s damning and electrifying critique of the new global technocratic future, “World Peace Thru Free Trade”, which explores the totalitarian nightmares that might be unleashed by the marriage of capitalism and computer technology.

Credits

production company

London Electronic Arts

co-producer

BFI

Dundee College of the Art

Federation

Middlesex Polytechnic

Duration

00:40:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1991

Appears in

Video burn

Group of items

Video burn

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303646

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Multimedia (Art)

Animation

Animation → Computer animation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Multimedia (Art)

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Nightmares

Music & Performing Arts → Electronic music

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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