The X(818) video project combines monotony and hypnosis to produce deluxe and delightful unending derelictions within the blurred boundaries of six seconds and low-bandwidth. Images of the underworld, amorality, the multiplicity of meanings, their inner polytheism, the fact that they have in each scene an inherent tension of opposites or the tension of multiple likenesses. The images may be sharp, but the meaning many-edged. The characters, relationships, and images are clearly drawn, but the ripples of associations they can evoke are mythic in their potential. Whether abject trash or pure visceral pleasure, it's too tough to tell.
Dedicated to the memory of Geo. Roche.
"It's way too very stimulating," says Orson Been, author of 'Rethinking the Ascot'