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500 Years of Rope
1993 35mm / Audio Cassette 10 mins Colour/B&W
Single Channel

This film is constructed from 35mm found footage.

A plodding black and white 1970's Romanian science-fiction melodrama is intercut with a colour 1970's American educational film where the scientist performs experiments with decapitated frogs using hydrochloric acid.

This is coupled with an audio track of a telephone conversation between the artist and an accomplice discussing, amongst other things, the impossibility of completeing this film project in the previously visualised manner.

Ultimately, as it is 'rather late', they decide not to bother at all - hence the film takes its form.


Video, Installation, Performance Festival, Berlin, 1993

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500 Years of Rope


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