Manifesto E

2001, 10:03 min, color, sound

The fifth and final installment in Cokes' series of "promotional videotapes," 5% (subtitled Manifesto E) shares its predecessors' format: a strict graphic presentation of on-screen text, coupled with a pop soundtrack. As with the other installments, this work is concerned with delineating the status of pop music as a cultural form located within structures of production, capital, and society.

Concept: Tony Cokes. Form: Scott Pagano. Music: Swipe 2.0. Funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Intercultural Media Fund.