Black Flag

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  • Black Flag

  • Artist: Istvan Kantor
  • Year: 1998
  • Duration: 9:00
  • Country: Canada
  • BLACK FLAG explores the architecture of textuality through the language of confrontation, contest and revolt. It juxtaposes the noise of the body-machine and fragmented passages of words to reflect direct relations of actual political issues (cutbacks, eliminations), to social situations (poverty, daily survival) and individual existence (frustration, struggle). Its message is summed up in a political slogan: "Down with the government that starves us!" that repeatedly appears throughout the video in the form of 3D animation and as a refrain of a song.
    The three parts of BLACK FLAG (The Ambience, The Song, The Concert) are closely linked together and characterized by sudden changes, jump cuts, multilayered, vibrating texture, rhythmic noises and repetitious movements. Among the performers are Toronto's controversial art-Rebel Jubal Brown, performance artists Julie-Andree T., Louise Liliefeldt, transexual actor Tanisha Brown, a group of children, and the author Istvan Kantor aka Monty Cantsin? Amen!

  • Accession #: 2316
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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