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Torben Soeborg


Duration: 5:30 min.
Produced: 1985
Master Format: LB U-matic
Credits: Music by Ole Hyldgaard; all other credits: Torben Soeborg
Production: Video Factory, Haslev, Denmark
Produced at: video workshop/HASLEV, Haslev, Denmark

Text by the artist:
We live in a world, feeling surrounded by video: music video clips on every TV-channel - almost. some nights two or three channels have MTV (Music Television) at the same time or just following each other. You see part of a video on one channel, flip to the next and see the beginning of that same video - and get the end on the third channel.
All these videos melt together in your mind: make their own story, get their own life, a meta life of video:
What is life? . what is video? - is it real or ... surreal?
Maans Wrange: "Notes on Time and Space"
in SIKSI Nordic Art Review, No. 4, 1987, Helsinki, Finland, 1989. page 35:
"The effect of the IMPLOSIVE media boom on our grasp of time is reflected in Torben Soeborg's VIDEO, CECI EST LA COULEUR, 1985. In a sequence taken in a living-room we INDIRECTLY see a film being shown on the television. Gradually the TV screen is zoomed until it covers the whole picture surface. Suddenly the film cuts DIRECTLY onto the video, and there is a dislocation between two fictive times in a single picture sequence."

NB: This tape is also part of the video magazine "Video Congress VC 8: Metalanguage II", Cologne, Germany, 1985

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