Saturday, October 18, 2008

Art and the A-Bomb - William A. Brown

Art and the A-Bomb is a video t proposal to build nine colossal sculptures in Washington D.C. These sculptures are based on photographs taken from the Manhattan Project, the massive governmental effort that led to the development of nuclear weapons. The point of this video is that we need a big science solution to the problem of clean and cheap energy. We’ve spent more on the war in Iraq than we did, in adjusted dollars, on the Manhattan Project.

These sculptures are designed to remind the political class we can solve problems without resorting to a hundred year war and the abrogation of the constitution.

Bush Battles Christ - Diran Lyons

This video is protected as an instance of
***FAIR USE***
Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107

As part of the Political Remix Video genre, George W Bush Battles Jesus Christ is a video that intends to lay clearly on the table the duplicitous ethical platform of the right. I'm currently developing a polemical text that draws upon Nietzsche's deconstruction of truth and lie, and this video propels the overall discussion.

A Performance by History's Actors - Robert T. Pannell

My work addresses issues of history, society, politics, identity and truth. Most often this is achieved by manipulating historical images or infusing their modes of representation with my own ideas and imagery…What is Truth? How can we be sure events, especially historical events, happened as recorded? How authoritative are historical visual documents? Can history be molded from the present? These are some of the questions I ask myself and my audience.

For more information on the censoring/covering of Pablo Picasso's painting, Guernica, at the UN in 2003 just before the start of the iraq war, see:

A Rebus: All Good - Diran Lyons

The "All Good" video was something that occurred to me over the course of a slowly developing friendship between the man depicted in the video and me in 2007. His name is Wayne, from Tampa FL…a soft spoken person, of few words. But of those few words, the most frequently spoken are the ones repeated ad nauseum in the video. On my way to work, I would see Wayne every day walking on 7th Avenue in Ybor City (Tampa):

"How's it going Wayne?"
"It's all mutha fuckin' good."

Day after day, his reply never changed: "All mutha fuck'n good."