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Branson

George Barber

UK, 1984
1 minutes, Colour, sound
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

Icons of the 1980’s struggle to be articulate in Barber’s masterful remix of the TV interview format.
The idea for Branson came from seeing the great entrepreneur interviewed and his alarming habit of constantly breaking his speech with ‘hums’. The artist set about seeing if he could make a beat from these hums; rhythmic speech impediments. The whole sequence features various 80’s people saying ‘er’ rather a lot.