The Canadian Art Database
Artist's Profile    Thumbnails    Timeline   |   

   Istvan Kantor
Video still
Play  Pause  Stop
Excerpt from video.
Broadcast explores the beauty of urban decay and the body as transmission machine. Its hyper-dramatic nonlinear narrative links short segments of increasing tension and feverish intensity. Istvan Kantor comments on the architecture of noise in technological society in relation to broadcast transmission and the values of individual autonomy. While new high-tech condos are changing the cityscape the protagonists of BROADCAST are invading abandoned warehouse buildings and climbing up to the roofs to broadcast their hallucinatory performance-manifestos, introducing their own bodies as telecommunication hyper-devices.