[CORPUS LOQUENDI:] NUMB BARES II

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Title

[CORPUS LOQUENDI:] NUMB BARES II

Subject

Television - test pattern
Video
Nursery rhymes

Description

"Numb Bares II begins with a Beckett-like sequence which plays on the convention of using gray bars or colour bars as a test pattern at the head of a video program.Over the gray bars, we hear (in place of the usual 60-cycle test tone) Cameron's voice uttering a low, continuous hum. As he runs out of breath, his voice dissolves into a racking [sic] cough, followed by the sound of his retreating footsteps, over which the title 'UN-BARS' appears. From this rather slapstick beginning, we cut to a sequence in which an aggressive camera points at adhesive letters affixed to areas of a female model's body, spelling out the first line of a nursery rhyme. In the sequence titled Keeping Marlene out of the Picture this voyeuristic aggression is completely inverted, with in-camera edits acting to remove the model from the scene in the moment she arrives" (-VHS liner notes)

Creator

CAMERON, Eric

Source

Jan Peacock

Publisher

s.n.

Date

1976

Contributor

Creator: Eric Cameron

Format

VHS

Language

English

Type

Artist Video (V)

Identifier

C35 976a c.1

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Duration

10 min.

Citation

CAMERON, Eric, “[CORPUS LOQUENDI:] NUMB BARES II,” NSCAD Visual Resources Collection, accessed August 24, 2017, http://nscadvrc.omeka.net/items/show/5524.

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