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Mosaic for the Kali Yuga, A

Alternative Title:
Mosaics for the Kali Yuga

Copyright Date:
1986

Copyright Holder:
Daniel Reeves

Artist:
Reeves, Daniel

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 307 (1987)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 307 of the 1987 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 307 (1987)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

With a torrent of mass media images, Reeves creates a grid-like mosaic of talking heads backed by sounds of explosions and machine guns. Lips that look suspiciously like Ronald Reagan's mouth "power" over and over again. The images get smaller and smaller, proliferating at a frantic pace and filling up the screen. The "Kali Yuga" referred to in the title is the current and final Yuga or age, as outlined in Hinduism. It is said to be a time governed by materialism and deceit. The work is just under five minutes long.



Editors:
Reeves, Daniel
Crawford, Tom (CMX Editor)

Funders:
New York State Council for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Subjects:
Mass media
Hinduism


See Also:
New Television, Episode 307 (1987)





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