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VIDEO ART WORK ON TAPES

Torben Soeborg

BUT THE SUBWAY IS MOVING ...

Duration:7:20 min.
Produced: 1982
Master Format: LB U-matic
All credits: Torben Soeborg
Production: Video factory, Haslev, Denemark
Produced at: video workshop/HASLEV

Text by the artist:
Inspired by a passage from William S. Burroughs: "Naked Lunch" ("I can feel the head closing in" - ending with the words: "But the subway is moving") and by Burroughs' use of cut-up technique.
In this case the recordings of the moving subway trains are "cut-up" and edited together, sometimes with jump-cuts and repetition of words ("Subway" or "moving").
With the words of Hans Richter: "... an orchestration of motion in visual rhythms ... the distortion and dissection in pictorial terms, creating [or trying to create] a new surreal context".

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