The Telepathic Motion Picture of THE LOST TRIBES

By David Blair

David Blair

Dancers [presented via motion capture]:
Robbie Shaw
Kareen Balsam

Second Movietalker [beach]: Ella Blair
Third Movietalker [radio telescope]: Amy Catanzano



Grants provided by:

Japan/US Friendship Commission, International House Japan:
Christopher Blasdel, Naoko Shimamura

Tokyo University, special thanks to Yoshiaki Sato

3d assistance provided by:
Alias Japan
RACE Laboratory, Tokyo University, special thanks to Akihiro Kubota
Imagica Corporation
Fujitsu Corporation
Digital Hollywood, special thanks to Joichi Ito

3d body modeling: Florence Ormezzano,

Camera provided by Sony Corporation, Japan
Camera and blue screen: Mark Kaplan

Manchurian photographs provided with the permission of the Nagoya City Art Museum, Joe Takeba, curator


Grants provided by:
National Endowment for the Arts
New York State Council for the Arts

Motion Capture provided by ACCAD, Motion Capture Lab, Ohio State University
Technician: Vita Berezina-Blackburn

Tatel and Byrd Radio Telescopes at
Green Bank Observatory, West Virginia
Special thanks to Butch Wirt

Archaeological objects from the collection of
Harvard Semitic Museum, Dr. Peter Manuelian, Director

Footage and stills from
National Archives, US


Production for this project has been supported by an artist residency at L’Observatoire de l’Espace, Centre Nationale des Etudes Spatiales

Minecraft Model/animation of Antwerp Central Station directed by Matthew Thornton,

3d solid models fabricated at Faclab, University of Cergy

The 100 Telepathic Paintings painted in 4 hands by David Blair and Michael Bianchi

Queen of Ozma 3d model: Ella and Julia Blair

Cinema apparatus objects from the collection of MuHKA, Antwerp, Edwin Carels, curator

Antwerp production coordinator, Ruth Render, MuHKA

The Telepathic Motion Picture of THE LOST TRIBES is the sequel to
Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees
And contains extracts from that film.

Main credits, Wax…
Music: Beo Morales, Brooks Williams, Harmonic Ranch
Camera: Mark Kaplan
3d: Florence Ormezzano

Voice: Penelope Wehrli
Special thanks: Alexander Hahn

Additional stock material:
CSIRO, Australia
De Espona

Special thanks to:
John and Connie Blair
Jennifer Blair
Amy Catanzano
John Sanborn

Production by Telepathic Movie, France/US
Most work done by hand by the artist

Copyright 1994, 2017