excerpt - 1min 30sec of 4min 30sec / soundtrack
VIDEO, MUSIC & TEXT: written, recorded, edited & performed by T.Becker, 2018
It was sometime after the Las Vegas and Charlottesville tragedies, amid a president’s name calling and promises to build border walls that I began filming. The political climate had reached a fever pitch. The Washington swamp. A sewer of sociopaths. Would burning the flag bring catharsis? The action seemed too easy, immediate and final. 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.