I first saw artist Artist Kota Ezawa’s work at SFMOMA three years ago. The light boxes he was exhibiting, which portrayed scenes from pop culture, were also accompanied by an animated version of the Pamela Anderson Tommy Lee sex tape. This week’s Video Pick is Ezawa’s latest animation where he asks, “What if The Beatles were The Dead Kennedys?”
This week’s pick I found while looking through Artforum’s video archive. If you haven’t checked it out I would recommend it. Gil Scott-Heron’s The Revolution will Not Be Televised (1971) was a promotional video for his collection of poems, Now and Then.
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About a month ago my girlfriend and I were over at Terri Griffith and Serena Worthington’s home (both BaS members). Terri and I are both working on projects that have required a lot of research in the 60s. Terri played an album she really liked by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. I had not heard of her but that was not surprising. Both of us could not pinpoint what year it was from and so I decided to settle the argument by looking her up on google. The album was actually from 2006 and Sharon is a soul revivalist. I can’t say I was not a little irked (I should have picked up on the sound quality) but still enjoy the song non the less.
For this week’s pick we bring you Stanley Kubrick’s 1951 documentary “Day Of The Fight”.
Not Coming to a Theater Near You has a great article about Kubrick’s early docs including today’s pick.