Titles with or about Tony Conrad

Sip Twice, Sandry

1983, 1:29 min, b&w, sound

"In the concreteness of Barbara Broughel’s profile, this famous gestalt psychology image becomes grounded; only with considerable effort can we turn our perception to the 'cup' side of the illusion. The narrative of Sandry, on the other hand, does not seem like an illusion at all. It floats past us—but with a slight effort, we tell ourselves, it would become meaningful. However, Sandry’s narrative is constructed like the summary of a soap opera—it moves too fast to follow however 'attentive' we are: it is an illusion of/in narrativity. These parallel compromises of attentiveness illustrate the disunity of our conscious attention and the indomitability of unconscious control." —Tony Conrad