The Resource Dirty work, Forced Entertainment, (videorecording)

Dirty work, Forced Entertainment, (videorecording)

Label
Dirty work
Title
Dirty work
Statement of responsibility
Forced Entertainment
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A man and a woman sit on a makeshift stage while another woman operates a record player in the background. The actual but not-present plot is recounted by the performers. It is a chronicle of the 20th century in time-lapse. The stories told range from nuclear explosions and theatres of war to desperate suicides. The shabby stage glamour transforms real life into drama. The borders between reality and fiction are continuously undermined and increasingly blurred. In "Dirty Work", the spectator becomes witness to his own imagination: a stage on which nothing happens; on which the hypnotic force of storytelling permits us to participate in a vast show about a chapter of world history
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors, Tim Etchells and Richard Lowdon ; soundtrack John Avery ; text, Tim Etchells and the company
Date time place
Recorded during a performance in the FE Studio, Sheffield, in Jan. 1999
Intended audience
No rating given
PerformerNote
Robin Arthur, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden
Runtime
75
Technique
live action
Label
Dirty work, Forced Entertainment, (videorecording)
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 75 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21350796
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ec21350796
System details
DVD. Region unspecified
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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