John Baldessari (b. 1931)
1972, 18:33 min, b&w and color, sound, 16 mm film on video
Baldessari progresses from simple, static images, such as a rock in an empty room, to complex narrative scenes, like a woman eavesdropping on her next-door neighbor. Through the gradual integration of cinematic techniques—motion, color, sound, acting, editing and arc—the artist inverts the traditional Hollywood model, stressing structure over narrative coherence. -- EAI
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John Baldessari in UbuWeb Sound