Selected Works: Reel 2

1972 | 00:19:42 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Animals, Body, Consumer culture, Humor, Performance

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Re-mastered in 2005, Reel 2 features a series of demonstrations and durational tests: how to protect oneself from germs; how to turn a roll call into a role play; and an excruciating exercise in desire, as Man Ray attempts to get his just rewards. While entertaining, these humorous pieces also parody television culture and work to highlight issues of consumerism.


Sanforized, 0:47

Coin Toss, 2:11

Monkey Business, 1:06

Same Shirt, 0:32

Diving Board, 0:47

Straw and String, 0:51

Product, 1:31

In the Cup, 0:16

The Kiss, 1:27

Name Board, 4:41

Peck and Chuck A, 0:34

Treat Bottle, 4:18

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