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Infermental 8

Tokyo, Japan, 1988
73 contributions, 15 countries, 5 hours

Editors Keiko Sei / Alfred Birnbaum
Supervisor Mike Hentz / Hank Bull

In the Afterglow of TV-Land

For this, the first Japanese edition, we’re chosen to focus on television culture via five themes, comic to critical, literal to metaphonic. Five channels of discourse. Bringing Infermental to Japan, islands far removed from the European and American continents of previous editions, yet very central to the global “info-magnetic” environment, we recognized the need to bridge a broader span than ever before. Not just East to West, but also from art to more popular expressions.
(Alfred Birnbaum)