Inconsequential Doggereal, by Ulysses Jenkins, 1981

Ulysses Jenkins Inconsequential Doggereal, 1981

Medium: Video transferred to DVD, color, sound
Dimensions: 15:18 min.
Credit Line: Courtesy of the artist. Video still courtesy of the artist

This video marks the beginning of Jenkins's experimentation with unconventional filming and editing techniques. Inconsequential Doggereal addresses issues of time, broken narratives, politics, and creativity. Jenkins considers the changes in one's interpretations of events and issues over time and the ways in which an individual's understanding can evolve. The video does not have a true ending but rather exemplifies the progression and process of reassessment that the artist narrates throughout. Historically rooted in Dada and surrealist film, this work flashes through scenes of drama and vulnerability, as well as ones of humor and personal interaction.

Ulysses Jenkins, Inconsequential Doggereal, 1981
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"Inconsequential Doggereal." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016.