Istvan Kantor

1991, 18:30 minutes, colour, English


Jericho is an alarming statement about the decay of technological organization - the city. The title refers to the biblical legend: the divine destruction of Jericho. Istvan Kantor is interested in analyzing the subversive and destructive nature of creation, viewed as a passionate act of refusal. Jericho reflects the rebellious attitude and struggle of Joe Shoe (Joshua of today), illegal alien, confronted by the laws of a human made environment.

Jéricho est un manifeste sur le déclin de la ville comme organisation technologique. Se référant à la légende biblique de la destruction de Jéricho par le son des trompettes, le vidéo montre la lutte du rebelle Joe Shoe contre les lois du monde créé par l'homme. Comme dans d'autres vidéos de la série The Anti-Cycle of Megaphony, Kantor utilise les images d'un homme hurlant dans un mégaphone et des procédés de traitement électronique de l'image afin de proposer une vision subversive et destructrice de la création, envisagée comme un acte passionnéde refus.

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