1999, 05:25 minutes, colour, English
Fields Unearthed features the video investigation of a field of milkweed plants discovered just outside of Camillus, New York. Milkweed is an 'illegal' weed in most of the U.S. and Canada, repressed largely because it makes livestock ill if they feed on it. This tape, besides being a description of milkweed, is an experience of variations of video speeds. The viewer is asked to rocket ahead on a fast - forward shuttle, slamming into a slow motion contemplative zone (the stand of milkweed). The syntactical field of relative velocities is examined - speed is one of the most attractive attributes of the information culture. The musical experimentation of Hugh Le Caine, the Canadian inventor/composer, is featured in Fields Unearthed. Le Caine is heard manipulating voice and music samples in the 1960s in sync with Sherman's examination and description of the milkweed patch.
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