[ISEA97] Artist Statement: David Blair — The Telepathic Motion Picture of The Lost Tribes

 Artist Statement

This short tape is related to a feature-length work I am in the middle of at present. That feature is also called The Telepathic Motion Picture of The Lost Tribes, and is about a film studio in Japanese-controlled Manchuria during the 30’s-50’s… however, this world is under the spell of both an alternate history and different physics. The short presented here could be considered as an approximate reconstruction of the sort of work done at the studio, Manchu Edison; and as such can even be thought of as the eponymous telepathic motion picture of The Lost Tribes, a strange little film made for export at a difficult time in the studio’s history.

Video: Trailer

  • David Blair (Australia/Japan) has worked in video since 1979. His first electronic feature, Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991), he subsequently made into a network version, called Waxweb. His second feature is in progress, along with a parallel networked hypermedia version.