Video

SONG OF THE ANTI-HERO

Istvan Kantor

2010, 10:20 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 194.43

SONG OF THE ANTI-HERO is an autobiographical video, produced in a narrative style exploring the form of the song, appropriated images and original performance footage.

SONG OF THE ANTI-HERO is a playful, ironical and poetical statement about the subversive role of the artist. It relates to Kantor’s own “criminal history”, to his rebellious aesthetic and experimentation his work represent. Kantor’s song echos his “bad boy” relationship with institutions, the academic and mainstream art world and the media.

The video explores well known and less known mainstream movies as appropriated plunder segments for the narrative background.

Kantor does almost all the work himself, from songwriting to performing. shoting, editing. Composition and instrumental arrangements were done by Toronto based composer Trevor Tureski.

Produced with the collaboration of Trinty Square Video for the ANTIHERO project.

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