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Text becomes image in La Tour de Pise

by Critical Commons Manager

Michel Gondry offers a (perhaps unconscious) homage to Hollis Frampton’s Zorn’s Lemma (1970) in the video for Jean-Francois Coen's La Tour de Pise. Like the protracted alphabetic sequence in Frampton's film, the video presents images captured from signs and text fragments in commercial culture. This visualization of the language in precise synchronization with Coen’s song serves to materialize the text of the vocals, in effect elevating the subtitles to the primary content of each image.

Jean François Coen "La Tour De Pise" Music Video

Michel Gondry pays homage to Hollis Frampton's Zorn's Lemma

from La Tour De Pise (1993)
Creator: Michel Gondry
Distributor: Palm Pictures
Posted by Ala' Diab
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