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Ant Farm «Media Burn»
Ant Farm, «Media Burn», 1975
Filmstill | © Video Data Bank Chicago

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United States | 25' 43" | Concept: Doug Hall, Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schreier, Uncle Buddie, Skip Blumberg | Archive / Collection: ZKM, Karlsruhe

 Ant Farm
«Media Burn»

In 1975 Ant Farm sent a 1959 Cadillac through a wall of flaming TV sets in «Media Burn», a deconstruction/demolition of the media spectacle par excellence. Using the car once again as a cultural icon, transformed into a type of earth-bound spaceship, «Media Burn» critiqued American ideals of heroics and technological superiority, and offered an affront to the television media who were invited to cover the event.


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