Far east, far out

SD Video. 5 minutes. 2011.

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Far east, far out uses the conventions of karaoke videos to combine the instrumental backing track and lyrics from a glam rock song* with modified found footage of an asian bodybuilder. Eastern and western pop-cultural products recombine in both familiar and disparate ways to comment on masculine aesthetic reinvention, and ideas of the alien. Recording distortions, breakup in the video and magnetic audio hiss, interfere with clear transmission, suggesting distances of space, time and culture.