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.
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Initially, One After covered all executions across the United States during the time frame between Independence Day and Thanksgiving in 2008. As the list of execution dates kept growing, however, the focus shifted to Texas, as it is the state that is most readily associated with capital punishment in the United States, thus bearing more symbolism. See more
10 October 2009 (USA)
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