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Compilation Tape Two Abstraction to Reaction

Curtis MacDonald

1998, 12:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

TAPECODE 544.02

This tape is a collection of six short videos that are all products of remixing incredibly, ridiculously violent death scenes from popular Hollywood films, like the Untouchables or Mad Max. These videos were inspired after I produced Bad Vision which was inspired by experimental filmmaker David Rimmer. Some of these videos I consider black humour, others just plain sick and disturbing and one directly comments on society's constant craving for violence in the movies. Violence sells, after all. I don't believe that real life murder is in any way cool or hip just because I've used these death scenes. I only like fake scenes, because I used to want to be a make-up artist.
Enjoy.

1. PEEKABOO, 1:42 mins
2. BIG MOSQUITO, 2:20 mins
3. BAD VISION, 3:12 mins
4. WHOOPSYDAISY, 2:00 mins
5. THIS IS NO SESAME STREET, 1:40 mins
6. BANANA PEEL, 1:30 mins

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