'Disintegration nation' made it to the final ten at the Celeste prize 2012 competition (in the video/animation category).
Final exhibition and awards at the Centrale Montemartini, Rome, Italy, 1-9/12/2012.
Selected for and screened at 'Simultan Festival' (11-13/10/2012, Timisoara, Romania)
Screened at "The Felix Poetry Festival" (15/06/2012, Antwerp - Belgium)
Mash-up-videopoem by Swoon...truth and fiction in the US...TV and violence...reality and fear...
Poem by Howie Good, from the collection 'Dreaming in Red' (Right Hand Pointing Press, 2011) collected especially for the benefit of the Crisis Center (Birmingham Alabama) The Crisis Center is a non-profit agency in Birmingham, Alabama offering suicide prevention, services to victims of sexual assault, day treatment for the indigent mentally ill, and other services.
Concept, editing, music & voice: Swoon
Footage: 'Kansas City Confidential' (Phil Karlson, 1952 - public domain)
CCTV from the security tapes of the Kelly Thomas beating (Youtube 'Voice of OC.org)