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VIDEO, MUSIC & TEXT: written, recorded, edited & performed by T.Becker, 2018
It was sometime after the Las Vegas and Charlottesville tragedies, amid our president’s name calling and threats to build his wall that I began filming. Would burning a flag bring catharsis? The action seems too easy, too immediate and final. Instead, I chose to sit down and dissect it for restructuring. As I began cutting out the stars, the text came in one large purge. The performed actions and collage of visuals soon followed.