The Amazing Voyage of Gustave Flaubert and Raymond Roussel
74 min / 1986 / watch on vimeo
"When I decided to work in video, I sat down and watched a lot of MTV. In fact one New Year’s Eve I sat home and watched all one hundred top rock videos."
"So fake flat backdrops are used in a perverse sense to respect the nineteenth-century photograph, which that culture used to authenticate itself. It’s my gesture toward 'realism.'"
Peter Wollen: 'How did you first get into video? I guess there is always a shadow to that question: Why video rather than film?"
--An Interview with Steve Fagin, Peter Wollen