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Monday, October 20, 2008

Scary Patriotic

posted by on October 20 at 13:15 PM

Last week I asked for a list of your scariest artworks, and I linked to a collection of contemporary artworks that use flags. Well, this morning it all came together in this disturbing work of video art by Pittsburgh-based artist Eileen Maxson, posted by the Houston Chronicle’s Douglas Britt (via MAN):

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These words frighten SLOG:

O Beautiful, for spacious skies.
For amber waves of grain.
For purple mountain majesty,
above the fruited plains.

Posted by John Bailo | October 20, 2008 1:19 PM
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Do loud noises frighten you Jen?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 20, 2008 1:22 PM
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I don't get it.

Posted by gk | October 20, 2008 1:26 PM
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Was this a Mike Gravel campaign commercial?

Posted by Lenny | October 20, 2008 1:31 PM
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MY COUNTRY IS A BEE
SWEET LAND OF LIVER TEA
A BEE I SEE!

LAND WHERE MY FATHERS HIDE
LAND THAT THE PILGRIMS TRIED
FROM EVERY MOUNTAIN-SLIDE
LET FREE DUMB BRING!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | October 20, 2008 1:36 PM
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I don't get it either. I thought there was something wrong with my computer's audio.

Posted by Callie | October 20, 2008 1:40 PM
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I gave it a minute and a half and I'd like that time back, please.

Posted by Christy O | October 20, 2008 1:40 PM
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Disturbing? It was more a big yawn.

Posted by Heather | October 20, 2008 1:42 PM
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That person needs to unwatch Eraserhead and then make that video again.

Posted by Chip | October 20, 2008 1:46 PM
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I looked in the comments hoping one of you arty-literati would explain it to me. It was bargain-basement Un Chien Andalou near as I could tell.

Posted by Nora | October 20, 2008 1:51 PM
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Who's recording Mr. Poe's dreams?!?!? UNAUTHORIZED CRANIAL INVASION!


Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 20, 2008 1:59 PM
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I kept waiting for him to play the electric organ and he never did.

Posted by inkweary | October 20, 2008 2:12 PM
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not sure i understood it, but i could certainly connect with the audio.. that was pretty terrific. do you know if this artist made the soundtrack from the video source or was it from someone else?

Posted by j | October 20, 2008 2:12 PM
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seriously ... could someone explain to me what the fuck that was about?

Posted by gin? yes, please. | October 20, 2008 4:43 PM
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j: According to this review (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/arts/theater/6058275.html), the soundtrack's by Maxson.

Posted by Jen Graves | October 20, 2008 5:08 PM
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I always found this work by Chris Cunninhgham to be pretty scary. Relates to a big fear of deformity and neglect. It gets wacky crazy Aphex Twinned but it still irques a fear of the dark and how adults with children's minds scare me!!

Posted by Derrick Jefferies | October 20, 2008 8:24 PM
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I always thought this (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7382676545570345084) by Chris Cunningham was pretty scary. It touches on a fear of deformity and of neglect. It gets a bit music videoy (which i like as well) but nonetheless leaves me a little chilled.

Posted by Derrick Jefferies | October 20, 2008 8:27 PM
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How about the Parallax View with Warren Beatty for extreme, bizarre I don't even know what-shit

Posted by 4f...sake | October 21, 2008 10:45 AM

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