Wednesday, December 29, 2010
""3#" uses a track "composed" by media artist Seth Price, its music based on the forms of 1980s electronic pop songs. Price uses music production software to copy the structure of popular music from the recent past. By editing out one element (in this case, the singer), he comments on the genre through an imperfect copy. The video uses text (some quoted from Morrissey's lyrics) and graphic transitions to outline an argument about how and why pop music functions, pointing to its promises of unique, infamous, and sublime experiences through repetition and mass distribution."
"A film by Emily Richardson
Camera John Adderley
Sound Recordist Chris Watson
Composer Benedict Drew
Cobra Mist captures the enigmatic atmosphere of an abandoned military landscape.
Cobra Mist explores the relationship between the landscape of Orford Ness and the physical traces of its unusual military history.
Cobra Mist explores the relationship between the landscape of Orford Ness and the traces of its unusual military history, particularly the experiments in radar and the extraordinary architecture of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment. The place has a sinister atmosphere, which the architecture itself begins to reveal and the sense of foreboding is accentuated through the film’s soundtrack."