What's That Sound?

2004 | 00:04:00 | United Kingdom | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Culture Jamming, Death and Dying, European Film/Video, Found Footage, Humor

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George Barber doffs his cap to the 20th anniversary of Scratch Video with What’s That Sound?, a mesmerizing montage of questions, answers, and the cries and screams of people caught in a disaster movie. The work uses as its starting point, the film Airport '77 where, improbably, a jumbo jet sinks to the bottom of the sea. What follows is a clever amalgamation of absurd linguistics, cries and shouts, highlighting the artist’s permanent fascination with speech, and human reaction to out-of-the-ordinary situations.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Antimatter Underground Film Fest (Canada), 2005

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2006