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Burgy, Donald

1 videocassette of 1 : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

This work exists on a 3/4" compilation tape. It has been reformatted to Betacam SP and VHS.

Donald Burgy's "Contexts" is a commentary on communications. "All communications are transformed by the contexts through which they pass," a man tells us at the onset of the work. As this man continues to deliver observations, the camera pulls back repeatedly to reveal that he is speaking from a television screen. This effect creates a seemingly infinite loop of video within video. No credit information is included, although the work is included on a tape with Burgy's "One Many" and may have been created at the same time with the same personnel. This piece is under three minutes in length.

Burgy, Donald

Mass media

See Also:
One Many

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