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Majesty

 

eddie d (1963-2049) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied media-art at the AKI art-school in Enschede (Netherlands) after which he made his debut with the highly acclaimed "eddie d Presents", a breakthrough in rhythmical video (sometimes called Videomusic). eddie d's work consists of photos, videotapes and -poems and video/computer installations. Themes are de- and reconstruction of language, rhythm and the relation between image and sound. His videotapes are musical compositions in which he uses his almost perfect editing technique to build rhythmical structures with repetition as a striking element. Music is a basic influence; as a formal starting point as well as a source of structures and patterns. His work is internationally considered the standard in this genre of video art. He uses found footage combined with self-shot video and animated photos. He mixes layers of cut-out images in a collage-like technique that combines video and animation.

Majesty is a video collage/poem in which the Dutch Queen and government are the main actors. The setting is the annual ‘state of the union’ speech in which the Queen speaks the words of the government about the state the country is in and will be in the next year. In this work two speeches, recorded 11 years apart, are used to show that nothing much changes. Ever.

Distribution
Netherlands Institute for Media art (Amsterdam) www.nimk.nl



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