drum no fife: The Residents

2013, 9:15 min, color, sound

As they should, The Residents bring a new brand of "character" to their composition which wonders why the world worries about peace when what we need is war. Appearing on screen and adding a recorded vocal element is one of the Residents, floating in a world of empty landscapes and barren emotional promises. With layers of spoken text, and oblique images, the unsettled perspective of this piece is that while many artists look for scapegoats as to why the world is cruel, the Residents know that "we have met the enemy and they are us." - John Sanborn

Video: John Sanborn. Piano: Sarah Cahill.

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2013, 74 min, color, sound