Istvan Kantor

2000, 10:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English


Istvan Kantor's most recent plunder-manifesto introduces the concept of his "accumulationist theory" through raging loops, animated hyper-texts and sampled mayhem. Kantor deliberately eliminates the power and authority of time and takes everything for free values simultaneously expanding in non-linear history's timeless zone, in Kantor's own vertical reality. In this mass of accumulation history and present reality are the same things and the noise of technological society dominates the decaying landscape of Totalitaria.

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Critical Writing

Istvan Kantor Monty Cantsin? Amen!: An unseen selection from the...
Pleasure Dome, 2002. Toronto: Pleasure dome, 2002.
The Spectacle of Noise: Istvan Kantor's recent video work. a selection
by A.K Nort. ArgosFestival, 2001. Brussel: Argos, 2001.
Interrupting the program...: descrambling TV through video
by Heidi May. Canadian Art, Summer 2001, v. 18, no. 2.