Un dieu affamé

Copyright artist(s) and courtesy ARGOS

Artist(s)

Year

1994

Duration

00:02:00

Original format

Betacam SP

Color

col. and b&w

Color system

PAL

Availability

Collection

On the music of Paradise Now, the short video Un dieu affamé combines details from a Renaissance painting with footages of kids playing, a statue of the Buddha, gardens and shaman's tribal dance. In the video, Hänzel & Gretzel inserts a fake advertisement of an psychic medicine for youth and comments in the form of texts on image like “When an effect is too short, it sometimes must be prolonged” or “Actually, nothing equals the tele-transportation scenes that we can watch in the old Star Trek episodes”. Mixing high and low culture, evocations of spiritual thoughts, Hänzel & Gretzel exploits the possibility of the meanings that the audiovisual collage can deliver.