Artists' Television Access


Installation by Andrew Eyman

Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am, $29)

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Collected from 100 films made during 1950’s Hollywood, this work is a video montage of endings. These clips, showing short
scenes with the words ‘The End’ from a given film, with examples such as ‘THE AFRICAN QUEEN’ (1951), ‘THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH’ (1957), ‘NORTH BY NORTH-WEST’ (1959), etc. are mixed and repeated in a random order. All 100 clips are from color films. The looping DVD is 1 hour long and there is no discernable beginning or end. On the soundtrack is music by Leonard Rosenman. It was taken from the finale of the 1955 film ‘EAST OF EDEN’ and highlights Rosenman’s signature ‘pyramid ending’ (an orchestral climax). These few seconds of music have been cut-up and reorganized, forming a unique piece, which sounds as if it will end, but doesn’t; it is a ‘stuck climax’. Hence ‘THE END’ never ends. The video is shown on a vintage 1958 Philco Predicta television set.

This Artwork has been seen all over the world both as a film in a cinema, as well as a video installation in a gallery. Available in NTSC and PAL formats. (Please specify) A list of the Hollywood 100 films will be included. Any questions may be addressed to: [email protected] – A clip of ‘THE END’ may be seen on the website:
Artwork medium:    DVD
Artwork price:    29.00 USD (DVD + Cover Art + Case:


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