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CAGE, JOHN: From zero
Four films on John Cage by Frank Scheffer and Andrew Culver. Includes 19 QUESTIONS: Cage answers 19 questions on a variety of subjects, using chance operations to determine the duration of his answers. FOURTEEN: performed by the Ives Ensemble and filmed with multiple cameras using chance operations to determine the position, angle, focus and aperture settings of each shot, and to determine the edits. PAYING ATTENTION: in the spirit of the Cage-Cunningham co-temporal works, Scheffer worked with the video and Culver with the audio (an interview with Cage) separately. Thethe two run simultaneously. OVERPOPULATION AND ART WITH RYOANJI: The audio combines Cage's spoken performance of his text Overpopulation and Art simultaneously with his Ryoanji for four voices and percussion.