Live Wires

Paula Fairfield

1990, 10:00 minutes, colour, English


Live Wires is a mediawork combining film, video and sound in a technological allegory about representation and manipulation in the media. The work utilizes the analogy of a broadcast - media version of Plato's Cave, delineated by the volatile combination of water and electricity. Live Wires explores the position of the female viewer in relation to media constructs. This positioning aligns the viewer with Live Wires' on-screen counterpart through the use of a subjective audio perspective.

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