Infermental 8 (1988)

Logo der Video-Zeitschrift »Infermental«

Tokyo, Japan, 1988
73 contributions, 15 countries, 5 hours

Editors: Keiko Sei / Alfred Birnbaum
Supervisor: Mike Hentz / Hank Bull

 

In the Afterglow of TV-Land

For this, the first Japanese edition, we’re chosen to focus on television culture via five themes, comic to critical, literal to metaphonic. Five channels of discourse. Bringing Infermental to Japan, islands far removed from the European and American continents of previous editions, yet very central to the global “info-magnetic” environment, we recognized the need to bridge a broader span than ever before. Not just East to West, but also from art to more popular expressions.

[Alfred Birnbaum]

 

Content

  1. Twilight of the Godz

  2. The Five Warning Signs of Infomania

  3. The Limbo Hour

  4. Canned Laughter

  5. Broadcast Shadows

Artist

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Year

Duration

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Country

Year

Duration

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Country

Year

Duration

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Year

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Year

Duration

 

Twilight of the Godz

Aurand, Ute /
Albrecht, Marguerita

Going Somewhere?

D/IS

1987

03:27

Hada, Akiko / Japanese
American Toy Theatre
of London

James Bonk in Matt Blackfinger (excerpt)

GB

1988

03:32

Irie, Keichi

Twilight of the Godz – Jingle

J

1988

00:41

Kibe, Yohani

Godzildämmerung

J

1988

09:45

Ohta, Keiichi

Broadcast Shadows 1 – 4

J

1988

00:42

Oursler, Tony

Spillchamber

J/USA

1987

03:50

Roberts, Megan /
Ghirardo, Raymond

Godzilla Hey

USA

1988

02:04

Salloum, Jayce

Conditions of Mercy

USA

1986-87

01:57

Shaw, Jim

Billy Goes to a Party

USA

1987

19:15

Stubbs, Mike

God – The Challenge

GB

1986

01:20

Tabata, Kouichi

Where is TV?

J

1988

02:37

Urzua, Andres Tapia

Vivaboz

USA

1987

00:43

Walker, St. John /
9 Attrition Magnetic

Saboten Boi (Work in Progress)

GB/J

1988

05:50

Zaremba, Jutta /
Richard, Birgit /
Höppner, Petra

Salamandroiden

D

1987

01:10

 

The Five Warning Signs of Infomania

Callas, Peter

The Esthetics of Disappearance (excerpt)

AUS/J

1986

02:45

Gilles, Coudert

Zebra chez les européens

F

1987

02:29

Hughes, Patrick

666 O’Clock News

CDN

1987

01:40

Knut Hoffmeister /
Kawaguchi, Mao /
John Krakow

Infomania Survey (Performances, Ausstellungen etc.)

D

1987

16:16

Kwasniewski, Pawel

My Japan

PL

1988

04:02

Lander, Rik

Deep Red Instant Love

GB

1988

10:00

Shimano, Yoshitaka

TV Drama

J

1987

07:00

Sutherland, Starr

Contact

USA

1987

03:17

Szczerek, Janusz

S.L.A.B. (Sit, Listen, Absorb, Buy)

GB

1987

07:22

Takahashi, Genichiro

The Five Warning Signs of Infomania 1 – 5 Jingle

J

1988

00:45

 

The Limbo Hour

Black, Byron /
Oliveros, Martin

Rare Blood / Ati-Ati-Han

USA

1988-87

04:01

Bogar, Peter

Nature

NL

1986

01:10

Cantsin, Monty /
Medvigy, Gábor

Alles Klaar

CDN

1986

05:01

Dijkman, Bart

Miranda

NL

1987

08:03

Giuliano, Steven /
Tomasino, Walter

Desperate for Heat

USA

1987

05:52

Hayashi, Eitetsu

Blossoms on the Wind

J

1988

03:29

Kiyota, Masuaki

Psychic Beat

J

1988

02:14

Lack, Lilly

Sheila

USA

1984

09:25

Little, Donal

Stains

USA

1987

05:35

Maeda, Osamu

The Limbo Hour 1 – 4 Jingle

J

1988

00:44

Onoshin

The End

J

1986

01:20

Schmidt, Mechtild

Amphitryon (excerpt)

D/USA

1987

05:11

Sekimoto, Tetsuo

Love of, of the Sea

J

1987

02:56

Venti, Mark

Inside My Drum

USA

1987

01:47

 

Canned Laughter

Bielicky, Michael

Paik (Nein, ich bin ein Experimentalist)

D

1986

01:51

Blume, Claus

Variationen zu einem patriotischen Thema

D

1987

02:30

Buckley, Michael /
McCauley, Sue

I Hate Cops

AUS

1986

01:34

Creative House AkuAku

Picnic CATV Sampler

J

1987

04:21

Dellbrügge, Christiane /
de Moll, Ralf

Fruchtbarkeit muß mehr leiden als Unfruchtbarkeit

D

1987

02:15

Finley, Jeanne C.

Accidental Confessions

USA

1987

05:05

Goldsmith, Eleanor

Mother Came to Visit

USA

1987

00:47

Hamilton, Robert

The Correspondence

USA/CDN

1986

07:08

Jacobson, Bethany Eden

R.S.V.P.

USA

1986

04:15

Magilow, Susan /
Teegarden, Susan

Alternating Susans

USA

1987

02:18

Mikami, Masaharu

Samurai

J

1988

02:16

Müller, Peter Baan

The Car in My Life as a Bird

NL

1986

03:49

Newman, Betsy /
Stein, Ellin

Debate of the Dead

USA

1983

05:54

Ohtake, Shinro

Canned Laughter 1 – 8 Jingle

J

1988

00:44

Visual Brains

Rec Zone

J

1986

03:39

Zussman, Neil

State of Air

USA

1986

02:15

 

Broadcast Shadows

Bachmann, Gábor

East European Alarm

H

1988

08:16

Dargel, Peter

Not Yet Erased

D

1987

01:42

Davies, Lyell

Bleep

IRL

1987

00:54

Hirt, Gunther /
Wonders, Sascha

Moskau Moskau

D/SU

1987

06:17

Ito, Hiroshi

ipm

J

1988

05:29

Kalin, Tom

Crossfire (Work in Progress)

USA

1988

02:16

Nosek, Laslo

Star over the Empire State Building

USA/H

1988

01:03

Queseda, Virginia

Safe Sex

USA

1987

03:18

Rosenfeld, Lotte

TV Oppression

RCH

1988

04:54

White, Chel

Machine Song

USA

1987

02:52

Wolkenstein, Simon von

Snow

AUS

1986

11:49