Chat Rap
John Scarlett-Davis, 1983, 15'38''

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In addition to videoclips for avant-garde music groups, John Scarlett-Davis also makes extremely rhythmic video works that deserve their own unique place within the video art world.
From start to finish Chat Rap is a bewildering avalanche of stereotype characteristics of the post-modern art world. Discussions about colour and mass images are rampant and are presented by a mixed bag of colourful characters in a sort of whirling talkshow. The items are realised with a flair that varies from the serious student to that of the leather-clad trendy or the wink of the lady in the crimson bra.

  • Date: 1983
  • Length: 15'38''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual
  • Keywords: memory, everyday life, language