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Stan Vanderbeek's "Violence Sonata"

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Summary
Stan Vanderbeek's "Violence Sonata" mixes live studio action and a prerecorded video work to question violence, race relations, and man's ability to communicate at the beginning of the 1970's. This short excerpt features a man systematically destroying a piano with a sledgehammer.
Topics
Audience participation television programs, Communication, Video art, Race relations, Violence
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