These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the last six months. Not all of the videos are necessarily new, as older works are sometimes brought into distribution.
Snehalata Reddy was incarcerated in the Bangalore Central Jail in 1976 during the State of Emergency declared by Indira Gandhi, with no hearing, no charges filed and no recourse to a court of law. She died on the 20th of January 1977, before the Emergency was lifted. She was an artist, actor, political activist and flamenco… ⊕
2019, 07:30 minutes, colour
What happens to the human when he or she has permanent and unlimited access to information? Is his/her personality still recognizable? What happens when the uncertain disappears? The Free Man – with AI is an experiment on Human asking – machine answering. Follow the conceptual character ƒ in his everyday… ⊕
In this several-year project, Barber runs into fog drenched landscapes and clambers up rocky outcroppings to add his voice to the harmonic sound of the San Francisco Bay’s foghorns. Mirroring the horns, the artist’s voice is a signal that attempts (but fails) to help incoming ships navigate the rocky terrain. There… ⊕
2015, 17:41 minutes, colour
In these four shorts, performers deliver surreal lines of text while enveloped by fantastical costumes or environments. Twin versions of a woman encased in glass speak of past lives; a man buried in rope complains of the rain; an austere woman spouts apocalyptic visions in a storm of red dust; and a man whose hands and feet are… ⊕
In this video, Panzarino performs Barbra Streisand’s version of “Memory”, the signature show tune from the musical “Cats.” Panzarino’s voice is processed by “The Nipulator 2.0”, a custom-built, wireless electronic bra created by the artist that uses hardware potentiometers (or… ⊕