Excerpts and Euphoria

Edward Mowbray

1983, 11:00 minutes, colour, English


Slow motion, real time and squeeze-zoom effects are combined with a heavily manipulated soundtrack to create a haunting, documentation of the assasination attempt on Ronald Reagan. The rhythm and palette used renders the work oddly attractive in view of the subject, and the overall effect provides a unique analysis of the manner in which media events are delivered and perceived.

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Critical Writing

by Jane Wright. British/Canadian Video Exchange '84, 1984. Toronto: A Space, 1984.
by Bruce Ferguson. 1984 Ottawa International Festival of Video Art, 1984. Ottawa: SAW Gallery, 1984.
by Liz Gilbert. The East Ender, May 17, 1984.
British/Canadian Video Exchange '84, 1984. London: Canada House Cultural Centre, 1984.
Ed Mowbray: Excerpts and Euphoria
by Paul Wong. Video Guide, 1981, v. 4, no. 1.