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  • Peter Geschwind / Gunilla Klingberg

    Künstlerhaus Bethanien

    It is a stock complaint that the aesthetic of MTV videos, with their quick cuts and random narrative jumps, may be robbing viewers of the last shreds of their attention span. While this adolescent-targeted format seems like eye torture to some, others find the techniques of pop-music videos instructive. Swedish artist Peter Geschwind, born in 1966, edited his one-minute video loop Sound Cut, 2002, to the beat of a Dead Kennedys song. He analyzed the angry, inflammatory punk rhythm, the shape of the melody, and the various articulations of the song (verse, refrain, bridge, solo) and used these

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