My America

My America (2001) is a short video (completed before 9/11) that plays on what I percieve to be the reliance on symbols over substance in defining ‘America’. The piece was created at the height of the Napster trial, and asks how the concept of ‘the land of the free’ can be trademarked. All of the images come from Corbis, and the soundtrack is Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the USA’.

My America from Brooke A. Knight on Vimeo.

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