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Country: USA
For­mat: 16mm film ins­ta­lla­tion
Dura­tion: Loop (until the film breaks)
Color
Silent
2006

Synop­sis:

    The idea here is to repro­du­ce the Ame­ri­can flag through the film appa­ra­tus making refe­ren­ce to Two Sides to Every Story (1974) by Cana­dian expe­ri­men­tal film­ma­ker, Michael Snow. A waving screen aired by a fan for a flag; a light stand to recrea­te the flag post; and a sli­de of Jas­per Joh­n’s pain­ting of the Ame­ri­can flag pro­jec­ted onto both sides of the screen on 16mm film. A remin­der of the non­sen­si­cal efforts of film­ma­king to crea­te fal­se reali­ties on the one hand, and a com­ment on how ambi­guous the appa­rently abso­lu­te and inhe­rent sen­se of iden­tity in a hea­vily char­ged natio­na­lis­tic icon may turn out to be on the other.

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