Collage

1973 | 00:09:30 | United States | English | Color | Mono

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Performance, Video History

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Three basic compositions are played and recombined in Collage: a hockey game; arms swinging across the screen; and a hand holding one, two, then three oranges. As in her other work, Benglis plays with several generations of each shot, rescanning the screen, and placing objects in front of the monitor. Organized around color and rhythm, each segment uses bright colors, rapid movements, and complex layers of images to present a mesmerizing compendium of information that frustrates any sense of narrative. The accompanying soundtrack is an independent collage of noises, feedback and static that create a gritty aural texture.

This title was in the original Castelli-Sonnabend video art collection.