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.

Desktop

For Desktop, (2001) I streamed live video of the desktop of machine at work. At the time, personal webcams were just beginning to become popular; my idea that it was more important to see what I am working on, rather than my face.

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Desktop from Brooke A. Knight on Vimeo.

Road Apple Test

Road Apple Test (1999) was created in collaboration with Owen F. Smith and our students. Borrowing heavily from Ruscha, Blackwell, and Mason’s Royal Road Test, in which they documented the effects of throwing a typerwriter out of a window, RAT employs somewhat newer (but now obslete) technology – a Mac SE.

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Drop from Roadside View from Brooke A. Knight on Vimeo.

Drop from Truck View from Brooke A. Knight on Vimeo.

Carcass Survey from Brooke A. Knight on Vimeo.

Cataloguing End from Brooke A. Knight on Vimeo.