The Return of the Beast. 1933-2005

2006 , three channel video installation , 187', Pal, B&W, Sillent , dimensions variable
EA 10 + AP
Public Collection: Horsecross Collection, Perth
three channel composition (demonstration) courtesy the author

A parallel montage of three simultaneously running subtitle tracks on a black screen.

The video is composed of the English subtitles tracks, taken from the three versions of the motion picture King Kong (resp. the original released in 1933, and the two remakes released in 1976 and 2005).

Superimposed on top of each other the subtitles reveal the different dynamics of the scenarios based on the same story in a distance of ca. three decades from each other. The protagonist of the story (the giant ape King Kong) is a monster that does not have a speaking part in the plot, so when the image is taken out the protagonist disappears completely being only reflected in the dialog between all other characters in the film.

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