Brian Eno: 14 Video Paintings
By Brian Eno
Most know Brian Eno as a high demand music producer and as the artist most responsible for popularizing what we now call ambient music, but Eno is multimedia artist that has always had his fingers in a lot of different pies. Through the years he’s created, or provided music for, a number of film and video installations. Featured here are his “video paintings” Mistaken Memories of Medieval Manhattan and Thursday Afternoon. Both are formal explorations of the video medium itself, calling our attention to its intrinsic characteristics; e.g., its dreamlike visual distortions and ghost halo afterglow. Melt into your couch for a slow motion eye-brain solo meditation, or just sling this DVD in to serve as living painting during your next party. Find out what that high definition TV is good for besides seeing the sweat drip off athletes.