Anita Beckers

Kota Ezawa

23 Oct 2010 - 29 Jan 2011

"Beatles Über California" -
Animation film, 2010, 3:27 min.


"Beatles Über California" is an animation and a mashup of two rock band performances by The Beatles and the Dead Kennedys respectively. The image reconstructs the Beatles performance of “Twist and Shout” at the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. The ensuing animation is cut apart and re-organized to match the structure of the Dead Kennedys song “California Über Alles”. The Beatles animation and the Dead Kennedys song together form a sort of puppet theater in which John, Paul, George and Ringo play the part of the California punk band.

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