Museum Folkwang
AZIMUT
  • Klaus vom Bruch
  • AZIMUT, 1985

  • Video, Color, Sound
  • 6:45 min
  • Donation by the artist 2009
  • Inv. NM 9/2009
  • CommentaryBetween fade-ins of the artist’s chest a circling satellite dish can be seen. Then a short fade-in of a speech by Fidel Castro: »The revolution cannot be exported. The revolution cannot be prevented.« The satellite dish was meant as a symbol of global TV reception – when vom Bruch used this receiver in his video the device was still at the development stage. Vom Bruch borrowed a non-functioning advertising model from a retailer in the Netherlands for the shoot. It was no longer possible to halt the global spread of TV.
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Commentary
Artists

Between fade-ins of the artist’s chest a circling satellite dish can be seen. Then a short fade-in of a speech by Fidel Castro: »The revolution cannot be exported. The revolution cannot be prevented.« The satellite dish was meant as a symbol of global TV reception – when vom Bruch used this receiver in his video the device was still at the development stage. Vom Bruch borrowed a non-functioning advertising model from a retailer in the Netherlands for the shoot. It was no longer possible to halt the global spread of TV.