Tony Cokes Videoworks: Volume 1


Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: African-American, Politics, Race, Videoworks

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Tony Cokes Videoworks: Volume 1

In this agit-pop double feature, Cokes celebrates civil disobedience and deconstructs race relations. Cokes inter-cuts political slogans and social facts with an array of footage and juxtaposes the images with pop, rock, and rap soundtracks.


Included Titles

Black Celebration
Subtitled A Rebellion against the Commodity, this engaged reading of the urban black riots of the 1960s references Guy Debord’s Situationist text, “The Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy,” Internationale Situationniste #10 (March...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, dance, interview, performance, politics, race

Tony Cokes
1990 | 32:00
Fade to Black
In this meditation on contemporary race relations, two black men discuss in voiceover certain “casual” events in life and cinema that are unnoticed or discounted by whites—gestures, hesitations, stares, off-the-cuff remarks, jokes—details of an...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: race