Situation Room #2
POSTED ON 8/08/2005 | PERMALINK |
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Situation Room #2 is a situationist/conceptual film with two theoretical constructs. One, there are no more narratives only situations. Two, four people can change the world. It was filmed on an empty lot on the corner of 38th Street and 9th Avenue during the Republican National Convention in New York City.
Before filming began, there was pre-filming which consisted of 1) The Cathedral of the Fetishized Carcass, 2) Casting Calls, 3) Subway manifesto, 4) Rehearsal for the police state parts 1 and 2.
Once on the empty lot an installation of distressed plastic was erected. An assortment of New York performance artists (Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jennifer Munson, Julie Atlas Muz, Akiko Sasamoto, Walter Steding, David Schmidlapp and Justin Robert James) performed within the confines of the lot and structure. Simultaneously, the anti-war demonstrations were filmed thus defining the rehearsal for the police state that surrounded us. The last act in the Situation Room was the rock and roll band, Aqui, whose energy stood in defiance of the "fix" that was already securely in place.
Situation Room #2 combines a 70's punk sensitivity with a post 9-11 sensibility creating a cultural document at this point in our confused present.
Situation Room #2 can be screened in 35 mm at Chashama, 217 E. 42nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, Ground Floor in New York City on August 18th and 19th at 7:00 p.m.
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