Set within the time frame of two defining American calendar dates, Independence Day and Thanksgiving in 2008, video art piece ONE AFTER consists of 17 one-minute films depicting Texan nature during the first minute of each execution that occurred in the state in those months. Leaving any textual or verbal narration aside, ONE AFTER approaches the topic of capital punishment from a meditative standpoint leaving the establishment of opinions, the interpretation of harmony and the execution of morals to the viewer.
One state. Two American calendar dates. And 17 minutes in between.
10 October 2009 (USA)
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One After was built on unusual production risks: For nearly five months, the production team had to monitor all up-to-the-minute news on executions in order to capture the exact first hours of all 17 executions. Stays and delays instantly changed the filming schedule, and a single event of tardiness of any team member or a technical mishap would have ruined the entire project. See more