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The Videofreex document a street intervention by Turkish artist Tosun Bayrack (b.1926). The performance was to become a notorious example of the element of "shock" in contemporary art. Within the work:

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: art history, documentation, performance

Psykho III The Musical
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Psykho III The Musical is an intriguing play on the tension between “authentic” and “pop” camp. This celebration of artifice was originally conceived by Mark Oates as a stage musical parody following the release of Psycho II in...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: camp, hollywood, humor, lgbtq, music video, psychoanalysis

2013 | 23:25
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The Battle of Karbala (680) resulted in the death of Hussein, the grandson of prophet Muhammad and all his supporters. This battle is central to Shi'a Muslim belief in which the martyrdom of Hussein is mourned by an annual commemoration, Ashura....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: history, middle east, religion/spirituality, ritual, war

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This film uses historical movie materials ('Son of Tarzan' films from 1920 and 1950) together with materials from a vast number of sources to produce a densely lyrical, tersely compacted meditation on brutality, martyrdom, Colonialism, and loss....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, post-colonialism

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