Pillman the Classic
Micha Klein, 1993, 3'08''

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In this work, Micha Klein makes an XTC pill come alive by means of computer animation. The Pillman, a pill capsule with arms and legs, is dancing cheerfully in de spotlights on a stage, with a broad smile on its face and dilated pupils. These fragments alternate with images made by sliding the camera downwards through a tunnel, as if we were setting off on a journey into a new and different world. During this chute-like action, the party pills are whizzing around our ears; the artist's way of representing the mind-expanding effect of XTC. Together with the theme, the editing also explicitly refers to the kind of videos broadcast by music channels, which, in the early 1990s, had gained more momentum in the TV world. With this work, Klein clearly alludes to the ouse cult that dominated the 1990s, with dancing and drugs being the most prominent ingredients. Read more...

  • Date: 1993
  • Length: 3'08''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA