Video, SD-PAL, stereo, 4', 2004
Performer: Sammy Dread
Camera: Hajnal Németh
Sound: Guy Sternberg
Recorded at: LowSwing Studio, Berlin
This pieces with a simple concept – “Sammy listens Sammy back” from Hajnal Németh – a video in which a reggae singer listens to himself recording. By cutting the images and re-mixing them, the artist generates confusion. Which Sammy is singing? The listening Sammy that contentedly sings along with the images of the performance, or the performer that is completely transfixed, in his own world, with intense enjoyment nearly “gobbling up” the michrophone? A beautiful variation on the clips that stations such as MTV pour out every day.
Written by Rob Perree / Praesens 3, 2004
Photo: Hajnal Németh