Burying a camera
Douglas Davis, 1974, 5'09''

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The title of this work already indicates what activity is taking place. Davis is literally going to bury a camera. The camera in question is lying on a cushion, and, followed by the funeral procession, is taken to an open place, where a hole is dug. The camera is placed in the hole and buried.
This is a logical follow-up to Against Video; video art is apparently dead, and must therefore be buried.

  • Date: 1974
  • Length: 5'09''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual, performance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: art, video (subject), video art