Judith Barry/Richard Kern
Richard Hell and The Voidoids
This coarsely textured film-video hybrid combines superimposed projector manipulations and high-end video post-production. An insightful collaboration between videomaker Paul Dougherty and Art-Rite zine editors Walter Robinson and Edit DeAk, the work interprets a strident song by Suicide—with vocalist Alan Vega and Martin Rev on synthesizers and drum machines—about a poverty-stricken Vietnam vet pushed to the edge.
Edit DeAk (American, born Hungary 1948), Paul Dougherty (American, born 1953), Walter Robinson (American, born 1950), Frankie Teardrop 1978. Video (color, sound). 10:25 min. Music by Suicide. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Red Star Records. Image courtesy the artist