David Askevold
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 Title Fill
 Work Date 1970
 Medium 8:20 min. 1/2” black and white, mono film produced in Halifax, NS; recreated with Gerry Schum on 1” black and white, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1973.
 Description Fill is my first video; The monitor becomes a picture-sound box. The screen is filled by laying sheets of aluminum foil on a microphone and wrapped one at a time and then unwrapped. The audio implodes during the wrapping and explodes as the sheets are pulled away from the microphone. Besides the obvious reading of physical filling, the title also refers to filling time or a ‘filler’ between television shows.

See video on Mandarin Gallery website