0v3r104d

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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Suspect

On October 4th, 2001, I was reported to the FBI as a Middle-Eastern man taking pictures of bridges in Albany, New York. Suspect (2002) juxtaposes the source footage I was shooting when reported, framed by FBI warnings and a pseudo-official “FBI TV” logo, with legislation that describes this type of footage as illegal to possess or distribute.

Wanted

If an art student with a camera is cause enough to be reported to the FBI, what’s next? This photo illustration mocks the harmless nature of my "crime" by taking it to its logical extreme. An FBI wanted poster. Wanted (2002) also questions the line between art and forgery as a federal crime.

National Anthem

Immediatedly following September 11, 2001, U.S. flags branded the landscape. For some, it was a symbol of solidarity, but for others, it was an obligation. National Anthem (2001) is an attempt to survey the plethora of flags, comment on its use and reveal a deeper social pain.


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[…] This 90-minute program presents some of the best short video works made by artists since the mid-1970s that take the relation between the United States and Mexico as their subject matter. […]

  Gravatar Nathan wrote @ April 28th, 2006 at 12:25 pm

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.

  Gravatar Matt wrote @ January 23rd, 2007 at 4:36 pm

thanks for the headache.

meant to be art ?

  Gravatar 0v3r104d ยป nathangibbs.com « Mixed American Life wrote @ November 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

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