A Limited Humanitarian Intervention: A Projected Loop

An investigation of translation and constructed truths; this video is one work in a larger project titled A Limited Humanitarian Intervention. Sound is edited from Enter Sandman, by Metallica; a song that was blasted 24 hours a day through distorted speakers in the Abu Ghraib Prison Camps.

As a counterpoint to media coverage on the events of the War on Terror, this piece serves as a different translation of the “facts” of war.  The video work is based on an original text that can be seen HERE.  As part of the installation, the work is projected and looped within the space.  Copyright Katherine Louise Mitchell, 2011.