My latest column at Alterati:
By the end of David Cronenberg’s 1983 film Videodrome we find that not only is television a literal part of the body, but that this brain part can spread contagious disease: the brain tumor inducing ‘Videodrome signal.’ This metaphor carries into reality. Television does indeed transmit a particularly destructive disease. Symptoms include: lethargy, apathy, psychosis, and even death.
TV Carnage is an inoculation: the worst of television, cut-up, rearranged, and fed back into itself. Derrick Beckles takes television at its most dehumanizing and packs it into a feature length megadoses that will leave your psychic immune system ready for anything.