Video Marilyns Andy Never Thought Of

2022
Country: UK
Duration: 4 mins
|41 Seconds
Colour,
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 4:3
Available Format/s: HD Digital file, DCP
Original Format: HD Video

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Andy Warhol took a newspaper image of Marilyn Monroe and put her through screen printing processes. George Barber took an image of Marilyn and put her through a mixture of old analogue video processes and new digital CGI. The result is 4 short sequences of Marilyn’s face being visually processed (2022). Just as Warhol appropriated a newspaper image of Marilyn, Barber has used today’s technology to re-enact this famous act. Yet Video Marilyns Andy Never Thought Of also references his own early career and importance in Scratch Video, a 1980’s video genre Barber made a name in, and came to define.

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