Video

fracas

Eduardo Menz

2007, 04:21 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 786.01

The dictionary definition of fracas is the following :

1. a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight

coincidently, it is also the final word of the 1930 National Spelling Bee which is held every year in Washington, D.C.

fracas ultimately is the experience of memory on many different levels. It utilizes the still image of children with minimal digital alteration. The photograph itself will always represent the past and therefore the memory of the person it captures. The audio is of the National Spelling Bee where children must exercise their skills and memory to correctly spell a word. Yet the images and sounds of fracas are intentionally not connected. It is only when the camera zooms out from the powerful gaze of smiling children and lets the viewer in, the intention of fracas is revealed.

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental

$70.00

Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)

$260.00

5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy

$550.00

Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact distribution@vtape.org to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.