JOYCE :"MORT AUX VACHES:WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK"
Next extraordinary release of radiowave laboratory of Berrie Kamer and
Jan Hiddink(VPRO'S De Avonden),jointly with Staalplaat in the range of legendary
series"Mort aux Vaches",now-at hand of one of the Negativland participants.
After many years being fascinatedly visual art,in 1982 Don Joyce had become
a participant of famous american project and producer of weekly show "Over the
edge".Meanwhile,he had directed his interest to the cancel of registeredautir
rights-for more artistic freedom of existing culture artifacts "We'll be right
back" was created in 1994,being inspirated by endless reports from Bosnia-about
massive violencecontration camps,executons,remaining ethnic genocide during
WW2 and nazi.Thus,was born an idea of creation of unusual mini- work -so fundamental
chronical almanac with using of original sound material those epoch,adapted,mixed
and disperced by radio FM-effects.
And after all appeared 'We'll be right back" -strange soundtrack from radioprograms,sensitive
retro-hits,hungarian "Czardas",nostalgie serenades of jazz bands,illustrated
by archive photoes of 40es.Final-absolutely breathtaking feeling,as in old cinema,escape
to the 40es-50es and experience of those time reality with renovated vividness
and brightness. Only on 28" minute among all this Joyce's english discordance
and ironically-provocationing sampling and loops appears fragment of dialogue
on german,devastaing calm motion of american brain washing massive propaganda.This
work is seemed to bemore interesiting in the case of usage of german media fragments
of those time;result would be more percipible. Can be recommended to all fans
of Der Blutharsch but without vividly depicted military- colored context.