Manifesto A Track #1

2001, 4:38 min, color, sound

This is the first in Cokes' non-consecutively produced series of "promotional tapes" for his conceptual band SWIPE. 3#, subtitled Manifesto A Track #1, introduces Cokes' concern with the ideological apparatus that undergirds the music industry. The video takes up a song by Seth Price, which is itself the systematic recreation of an early electronic pop song by Kraftwerk.

Concept/Form: Tony Cokes. Typesetting/Breakdown: Scott Pagano. Music: Seth Price/New York Woman: "Hutter/Bartos 1979". Funded in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Media Fellowship.