Video

Event Horizon

Elyakim (Peter) Taussig

1989, 16:30 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 337.15

This video uses the subject of black holes as a metaphor for the inevitable self-destruction of our scientifically based culture. It depicts a surreal physics lecture in which three characters - a lecturer, a news correspondent, and a mechanized servant, orbit around a great physicist, quoting, interpreting, monopolizing, and celebrating his great theories. The "genius" remains oblivious to all this, slowly wrapping himself in a cocoon of shiny plastic, engulfing and destroying the set, the other characters and himself.

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