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2000, hi-8 videotape, color, sound, 12 mins.
A diverse stream of tourists and passers-by on San Francisco's waterfront casually superimpose themselves against a benign backdrop of U.S. military might. The video camera tries to replicate the invisible frame that the subjects create around themselves as they assume, for a heightened moment, the image of themselves they wish others to see. The notion of the off-screen action to which they are responding -- the photographer taking their picture -- is echoed in the shadow of the mammoth war machine behind them, whose actions are, for most of us, perpetually "off-screen."