Universal Truth, The

1985, 11:00 minutes, colour, English


The "truths" in this video are distorted by the context or lack of context in which they are presented. It is given that the sun will rise tomorrow morning but, in fact, the sun never "rises" but is stationary. Freedom of speech, when exercised outside of the prescribed public forums is ineffective and ignored. This video explores the relationship between those who perpetuate or enforce "truths" and their audience.

La cosmologie, la liberté d'expression et les rapports intimes se recoupent dans
The Universal Truth. Landon utilise des motifs récurrents dans des contextes différents. Ainsi, un récitant réussit à présenter les concepts du système solaire de manière à évoquer la dynamique des relations interpersonnelles. Landon tente de réaffirmer la réalité de l'action en mettant l'accent sur la présence de la caméra. Il crée ici un tableau à contempler.

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