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Human Tube, A

Copyright Date:
1985

Copyright Holder:
Paul Garrin and Sony Corporation

Artist:
Garrin, Paul

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 313 (1987)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as Episode 313 of the 1987 season of "New Television." "A Human Tube" is an excerpt from the video LP "Adelic Penguins" with Kit Fitzgerald. "Adelic Penguins" was originally performed live on September 15, 1985, in Japan. The work was commissioned by the Sony Corporation.

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 313 (1987)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Against a background of high-rises and rubble, the image of a young man running across an empty lot is repeated. A sense of urgency builds. Buildings explode and crumble to the ground. A hand-held camera surveys the moving ground. Images are blurred, erased, distorted, replaced, and repeated to create this dramatic short work. The piece is approximately five minutes in length.

Dramatic electronic music was composed and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.



Producers:
Sony Corporation
Ishii, Hiroe
Kuroki, Yasuo (Executive Producer)
Sakai, Shohachi (Executive Producer)

Subjects:
Buildings
Violence


See Also:
New Television, Episode 313 (1987)





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