Remote Control: A Video Art Project
Volume I audio tracks:
MTR VHS 004
Out on Sept. 2011 on
Moriremo Tutti Records and Palustre Records
| 2 x 45' VHS tape including the above artists songs on the sound track and as video images kept zapping on the thrashest TV channel from Italian public and private television.
| Video Promo with excerpts from the VHS.
Moriremo Tutti Records public performances related to this release.
The title of the release is Remote Control, which has a double meaning of "control from a distance" and "tv switch", and even if it has maybe not exactly a political value, at least is a violent critic, a scorn to the TV media, especially to the Italian television.
The video track consists of two cuts (one per each VHS volume) of 45' of Italian television zapping, recorded in various moments of the week and the day (prime time, morning, Sunday
afternoon, Saturday evening, late night).
Italian TV is one of the worst examples of "entertainment" and "information" in the whole world.
It's mainly owned by a small group of persons that controls political and economic power.
Mainstream and especially Government channels are conservative to the point that some of the
presenters are from the late post-Second World War period.
The voice of opponents is relegated to night-time or even outside the media.
Deprived of its voice, substituted by the lurid sounds of experimental music, the images of the television are completely removed from context and ridiculed until the point that they finally become harmless.