"Why this particular footage from Fantasia (1940) and 9 1/2 Weeks (1986) works so well together I will never really know. The title is a quote from a Donald Barthelme short story called The Genius (1971). The quote seemed to unite the American imagery with The Doors' soundtrack in a meaningful way. I probably thought I was making a penetrating cultural critique with this video. Hell, maybe I was."
A work about art, pathos, and nonsense.
A Kate Moss advert from the 1990s is overlaid with a sequence from Fantasia.
Footage from the move Labyrinth is overlaid by audio from a Louise Hay self-help tape.
Summer Reading Series #1: Pre-histories of Artist Moving Image—PALeo Neo Video
The first piece in 2017's Summer Reading Series. Lawrence McDonald talks about the 1999 exhibition PALeo Neo Video - Chapters from the history of video art in New Zealand 1970-1990s.