I sat through the entire thing twice just to make sure there was no variation in the white screen. And no, there was not.
Nigel Tomm has been publishing abstract books (Hamlet Remix is a published version where random words are strewn about the pages with no rhyme or reason) and now these monochromatic DVDs. Each costs about $20, and they all come on a DVR when you order.
I was surprised there was no featurette or commentary.... I thought it would be funny if he had someone reading his book version of HAMLET as commentary. It would be random words coming at you, and they could have used a computerized voice to make it more surreal. But I think the point was to have no sound, no picture, no variance. At least an interview with him would have been nice to explain where he is going with all of this. But the artist simply lets the work speak for itself.
I'm a HUGE modern art fan. One of my favorite paintings is called "White on White" by Kandinsky, and it is white paint on white canvas with just a hint of two squares. It is beautiful. But a white screen on a DVD? I'm not sure I get the value. I get the point, but I don't get why anyone would buy it.
Alex: It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen. (Clockwork Orange)