Titles with or about Mike Kelley

BEHOLDEN TO VICTORY

1980-83, 26 min, color, sound

Writes Kelley: "BEHOLDEN TO VICTORY is an edited video version of the full-length super-8 film Hail the Fallen. It is a 'war movie' genre picture. This film is normally presented in an active way — the act of screening the film is theatricalized by requiring the audience to wear costumes, and penalizing them if they refuse to do so. The film was not directed in the traditional sense. There was no script. The actors were required to play as in a game - to follow certain rules, or to be more precise, to follow certain restrictions. They were told only what they were NOT ALLOWED TO DO. Thus the film consists of a series of scenes, of examples of correct behavior."

Director: Tony Conrad. Director of Photography: Barbara Broughel. Facilities/Staff Help: Visual Arts Dept., Media Center, Material Distribution Division -- UCSD, Media Study/Buffalo.

 
 

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