Kate Walker

The Island (2004)

2 min 39 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Silent

Animated maps of the United States are covered in red patchwork cloth, before a hole forms in the southern USA, through which the globe of planet Earth descends in free fall.

"This work was made while I was at graduate school in Arizona, November 2004, just after the United States presidential elections. It is both a record of and response to that event.  Television channels tracked the voting progress by displaying a map of American states. Each state filled with either red or blue as the votes were counted. Bush or Kerry. The map slowly filled up with red, as the central, rural states results are counted first, leaving the blue east and west coast sea states stranded between them."

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