0v3r104d (2002), pronounced overload, reconstructs the saturation of red, white and blue in the cultural and media landscape of the US after September 11, 2001. The buzzy, machine-like barrage of sound and strobe light style makes the flag appear as a flickering neon advertisement nearing burnout. As the image undergoes generation loss, the original soon becomes unrecognizable.

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Geneva Gamez-Vallejo writes on her blog about a screening of 0v3r104d:

Nathan Gibbs’ “0v3r104d” 3 minutes of shot sound-bytes over the American flag left quite a silent audience. The symbolic shredding of the flag couldn’t have spoken louder without words.

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