Cecelia Condit’s Video Art is Going Viral On TikTok—Garage Magazine

How a video about cannibalism became a viral sensation.

These lyrics are part of the twisted opera that is Cecelia Condit’s 1983 video “Possibly in Michigan.” The lyrics, composed by Karen Skladany, were inspired by a newspaper headline that Condit read. “Microwave ovens just came out and there was something on the front page of the paper that said that a woman put her poodle in a microwave oven to dry it and it exploded and they were both found dead,” Condit told GARAGE in a phone interview. “I thought, well that’s it! But if I said it, it would be too silly or wouldn’t advance the narrative. So Karen put this remarkable song to music,” she continued.

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