Aldo Tambellini: BLACK TV
16 mm | black & white | sound | 9:33 min | 1968


PLOT: BLACK TV won the Grand Prix at the 1969 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. The film is an artist's sensory perception of the violence of the world we live in, projected through a television tube. Tambellini presents it subliminally in rapid-fire abstractions in which such horrors as Robert Kennedy's assassination, murder, infanticide, prize fights, police brutality at Chicago, and the war in Vietnam are out-of focus impressions of faces and events. BLACK TV was broadcast on ABC-TV News. "Tambellini's BLACK TV is a great work in video tape. Of Tambellini's work so far this is his masterpiece. Here video TV has become a personal and artistic medium." (Japan Film Review, Tokyo)