A desperate man driven to crime, an experimental filmmaker gathering material — or both? This week, acclaimed avante garde artist and former MIT lecturer Joe Gibbons pled guilty to robbing a New York bank, a heist he captured on film with the apparent intention of using the footage in an upcoming project.
The rarefied history of video art is foreign to all but a niche group of academics and art-world types. When artists first got their hands on portable video equipment in the late 60's, they made incredibly odd things. Most of those things remained in academic obscurity—until, of course, internet video hosting…
Were you the type of kid who loved smashing, spreading, and soiling all food placed in front of you? In this short film, that impulse has been refined for your now refined tastes.