Critical Mass applied to Black Lives Matter

40 min
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Mayweather's original 2015 video documents a Black Lives Matter rally that occurred in the rotunda of Minneapolis City Hall that year. The rally was both a demonstration of solidarity and a demand ...
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Mayweather's original 2015 video documents a Black Lives Matter rally that occurred in the rotunda of Minneapolis City Hall that year. The rally was both a demonstration of solidarity and a demand for justice after the murder of Jamar Clark by police. 

This remix of the 2015 video uses three techniques to evoke the intensity of the crowd's collective chanting. One technique is the use of a double screen, two playbacks of Mayweather's video side-by-side. A second technique is use of a time-offset in the playback of each video; that is, one video is slightly delayed relative to the other. The third technique expands the duration of the recording. This expanded duration is the result of continual repetition of brief video segments: each repetition advances the action slightly ahead, moving slowly through the duration of Mayweather's video.

 

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