Affected and/or Effected

1974 | 00:20:37 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Conceptual Art, Gender, Video History

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Affected and/or Effected begins with a close-up of a girl resting her head on her hand, reading. On the overlapping track a male voice states “affected,"—followed by a female voice that responds “and/or effected….”  This pattern of dividing words in half and presenting them in alternating male and female voices continues throughout the video. While what is seen is separated from what is heard, the boundaries between the audio and video portions of the piece are complicated by other sounds. The statement of intent is spoken: "An artist may construct an art. An art may be fabricated ….”