"In my opinion, Bruce Conner's the most important artist of the 20th century." — Dennis Hopper
MOCAtv recently debuted a four-part mini-documentary series on Bruce Conner, the visual artist hailed as the "Father of the Music Video." Conner's piece, "Cosmic Ray," here featured in the documentary as a motion picture triptych retitled, "Three Screen Ray," is the first ever short film set to popular music ("What'd I Say" by Ray Charles), an innovation that obviously had serious impact on the latter half of the 20th century, most notably with the genesis of MTV and the continued dominance of video marketing in the music industry.
You can view the documentary series below. Other videos featured include Toni Basil's "Breakaway," Devo's "Mongoloid," and "Mea Culpa" from the Brian Eno and David Byrne collaboration/masterpiece, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.
This is posted with permission from Terrorbird Media.
Intro & "Three Screen Ray"
Toni Basil: "Breakaway"
Brian Eno & David Byrne: "Mea Culpa"
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