2@

2000, 6 min, color, sound

In 2@, Cokes continues his investigation of pop culture, focusing on the discourse surrounding the music industry. Dedicated to Dan Graham, whose pioneering video Rock My Religion took rock-and-roll as its subject, 2@ focuses on the development of rock music. Cokes reduces the form to black words on a white screen, set against the music of his band Swipe. The resulting quasi-music video addresses the music of each decade since the 1960s with slogans and barbed statements.

Text: Tony Cokes. Music: Swipe 1.0 (1997). DV Mastering: Scott Pagano.