Critical Writing Index

Still Video: Photo Zombified The Video Star

by Robert Lendrum

Les Fleurs Du Mal, Sept. 2006, v. 1, no. 2, pp. 21-23

Lendrum explores the effect of video used to capture still images and its relationship to tableau vivant and photography. Photography kills the subject, film restores a semblance of life. But, when the filmic subject performs stillness it resembles the undead, "stasis zombified".

ITEM 2006.097 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

FolkAdad Hannah

Video PortraitsThomas Struth

Sixty Minute SilenceGillian Wearing

Still LifeSam Tyler-Wood

A Little DeathSam Tyler-Wood