British film director Tony Palmer‘s trippy documentary, which originally came out in 1971, is being re released this month. This was originally shot on video and it is now restored. Scattered with performances by the Mothers of Invention and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, the story is a plotless tale of life on the road for touring musicians.
No surprise in that, 3.5-inch Floppy disk is dead today. I hesitated to put that on the blog knowing that people who would be interested in that info would already know by now anyway. And I just remembered this 1992 anti-copy hip hop commercial. Which is worth digging. It was produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).
Graduated from Washington University in St Louis,Atlanta-based artist Erika Iris Simmons AKA Iri5, just created the “Ghost in The Machine” series. She recycled donated cassette tapes and film reels, turning them into portraits of famous musicians and movie stars.(Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Trent Reznor, Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Marley…)
“I love the nostalgia of the archaic and I hope that not everything which has outlived its use goes to waste”, says on her website. I love to think about the data contained on the media, and the idea that a copy of the the music (or movie) is also contained in your own head…”, she says.