Critical Writing Index

Review for: "WAX of the discovery of television among the bees"

by Paul Di Filippo

Science Fiction Eye, June Spring 1992, no. 10, pp. 1-2

This article is a video review from the prominent science fiction magazine Science Fiction Eye. Crtic Paul Di Filippo comments on the video work of David Blair's WAX, a surreal and psychedelic narrative of a protagonist who receives visions from the bees that inserted a television in his head. The protagonist travels to the deserts in Mexico and experiences an onset of memories that fuse the past, present and future together. The video is visually and structurally poetic; the narrative flows like the poems of literary giants such as Edgar Allan Poe, and the metaphors and tropes seek to indicate a dialogue with the sub-conscious mind of the audience.

ITEM 1992.094 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Wax: Or the Discovery of Television Among the BeesDavid Blair