This short music video combines slow-motion footage that I captured on October 10, 2011 at Zuccotti Park (center of the Occupy Wall Street protest), with time-lapse and other location footage from my earlier work-still-in-progress "Financial Capital."
The music and lyrics of Nitzer Ebb (here, a non-commercial use) began ringing in my ears when I immersed myself in Zuccotti Park. Rather like Laibach and other European musical "industrialists," Nitzer Ebb's aesthetic of domination that borders on Fascism is simple mockery. By juxtaposing this ironic song of corporate submission ("Payroll") against our once-in-a-generation outcry of financial disparity, I am inviting rumination while staying carefully agnostic about the essence of Occupy Wall Street.
[For my companion piece -- a more cinéma vérité-style documentary approach -- see vimeo.com/hpmoon/zoo.]
Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon / Zen Violence Films | zenviolence.com