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2008, mini-dv, color/sound, 13 mins.
A playful study of one of the U.S.A.'s most ubiquitous symbols, and an attempt to re-invent it as a thing of problematic beauty. Overlayed on top of the imagery are snippets of an email exchange I had with a person who was and remains a staunch apologist for the Bush administration's hundreds of lies leading up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, as well as for the administration's many other crimes, corruptions and failings.
"Stark, for his part, slices and dices this false idol, undermining [Mr. Right's] dead certainties with a fragmentation and multiplicity more in keeping with the existential facts of 21st century 'America.' But Right also demonstrates, once and for all, that the proper way to display the American flag is probably not at all." -- Michael Sicinski, Academic Hack