rEVOLUTION: Notes for the Invasion: mar mar march

1972 | 00:02:10 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | 1/2" open reel video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Humor, Language, Performance, War

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"A major influence for generating ideas for me was not what I could contrive on my desktop, but being open and receptive to “accident”. For instance, one evening in 1972 while typing a syllabus for a class on my old Smith Corona typewriter, I happened to see on the TV a documentary by Leni Riefenstahl. German troops were marching, and I found that I could duplicate the “ta ta tum, ta ta tum, ta ta tum tum tum” of the drumbeat by typing “mar mar march mar mar march.“ Had not the broadcast of this film taken place while I was typing, I would never have thought of this concept. What I like most about the piece is that it is an onomatopoeia: it sounds like it looks and looks like it sounds."

— Paul Kos

This title is also available on Sympathetic Vibrations: The Videoworks of Paul Kos.