Evil.6: Making the Case/ Faking the Books

2006, 9:55 min, color, sound

Writes Cokes: "Evil.6 animates an edited transcript from George W. Bush's 2003 State of the Union Address. This text is noteworthy because in it Bush outlines his case for the invasion of Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. Subsequently, Bush's claims regarding such matters as Iraq's 'weapons of mass destruction' and connections between the Iraqi regime and Al-Qaeda were found highly dubious. The text is juxtaposed with video images and sounds excerpted from Intelligence Failures, a work produced by Benj Gerdes, which isolates only the pauses between sentences from the same televised speech."

Idea/Direction: Tony Cokes. Video Material: Benj Gerdes (Excerpts from "Intelligence Failures"- 2004). Text Animation/Editing: Scott Pagano. Music: Lali Puna - "Call 1-800-FEAR," "Faking the Books." Funded in part by Brown University Faculty Research Initiative Grant and Research Funds for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.