Video

Broadcast

Istvan Kantor

2000, 20:44 minutes, colour/B&W, English

TAPECODE 194.28

BROADCAST explores the beauty of urban decay and the body as transmission machine. It's hyper-dramatic non-linear narrative links short segments of increasing tension and feverish intensity. Istvan Kantor comments on the architecture of noise in technological society in relation to broadcast transmission and the values of individual autonomy. While new high-tech condos are changing the cityscape the protagonists of BROADCAST are invading abandoned warehouse buildings and climbing up to the roofs to broadcast their hallucinatory performance-manifestos, introducing their own bodies as telecommunication hyper-devices.
Through his editing methods of counter pointing, detournement and fragmentation, Kantor's work reflects an open space of limitlessness where predetermined order is unnecessary.

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