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A bright mass is retransmitted in closed-circuit on a television, itself recorded in varying degrees of contrast and brightness. Its manipulator can be glimpsed as a UFO morphs from an abstract form. In keeping with the term ‘neoism’ and its idiosyncratic meaning, the video only partially reveals its camouflaged subject. Besides the trope of the body-machine, it is reminiscent of the film Lichtspiel: Schwarz-Weiss-Grau, a play of kinetic art and light by Kantor’s Hungarian counterpart and professor at the Bauhaus, László Moholy-Nagy.

 

1979
Canada
3:05
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Performance
Istvan Kantor

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Shooting format
1/2" video
Keywords
Abstraction, Performance, light, movement