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“Oakland, October 25” by David Colagiovanni

December 2, 2011

Jerstin Crosby over at Acid Rain Productions sent me this jarring and amazing rotoscope animation by David Colagiovanni from their upcoming cable access TV episode (which will run only this short video on a loop for half an hour).
From the Acid Rain website:
“Oakland, October 25th”
1:12min, 2011
Oakland, October 25th is a short hand drawn rotoscoped animation depicting Veterans for Peace (ed: or IVAW?) member Scott Olsen after he was wounded by a non/less-lethal round by riot police on October 25, 2011 at 14th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland.
Colagiovanni’s rapid and less defined marks mirror the raw feeling of the energy of an event, then cluster and organize into more detail and care in the forms of the people participating, the vessels of said energy. His approach locates the extreme starkness of the situation deeper into the parts of the mind that try to understand, empathize, and otherwise connect through time and space with something meaningful. The layered surface nuance of a secondary participant – in addition to being a viewer – tracing over the kinetic recording and in essence rerecording it into a personal and then recasting of a public memory, could be described as a drawn version of “the people’s mic”, a people’s sketchbook.
The original source video was recorded by Ali Winston a reporter for KALW 91.7 FM.
You can see it here.
For more info on David please visit
Watch Acid Rain on cable access at new times and channels:
The Peoples Channel (NC)
Saturday at Midnight
Chapel Hill / Ch. 8
Carrboro / Ch. 4
Durham / Ch. 18
Manhattan Neighborhood Network
2nd Thursday of the month
9:00-9:30PM / NYC

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