Hunchback of Television

Fred Bacher

1989, 18:00 minutes, colour


In this performance art video, Victor Hugo's character of the Hunchback of Notre Dame is snatched from the Paris of the Middle Ages and placed inside the contemporary world of satellite technology. Formerly the keeper of bells in Notre Dame's tower, Quasimodo is now strapped to a satellite dish on a rooftop where he attempts to curate the global village. His tragic quest for sanctuary inside this environment leads to many physical and verbal deformities that help explain the darker lurkings of performance art.

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