Fighting the Flames (2006) by Tyler Coburn


fighting the flames(2006) by tyler coburn
00:06:00 / NYC and London
October 2006/ DV NTSC

Synopsis: Taking its title from a popular spectacle of early-20th Century Coney Island, in which a building was daily set ablaze and extinguished by a fleet of firemen, "Fighting the Flames" examines mass entertainment's ongoing propensity to link terror with amusement.

Video artist and animator Tyler Coburn's self conscious and rough use of digital techniques present a compelling parallel to Hollywood's continual and rapid movement toward the fantastically "real".

Originally posted on by cecimoss