Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Biden Video Uses Artist’s Vision to Project a Unified Country

By Zachary Small
Disney-Britton's re-create the Biden campaign's video's approved appropriation of artist Lorrain O'Grady's golden frames of joy
The Biden campaign approached the artist Lorraine O’Grady in August. Ms. O’Grady had used empty, golden frames to capture the joys of community togetherness at the 1983 African-American Day Parade in Harlem, framing the people as art. The performance was preserved in photographs. Inspired by the kind of unity Ms. O’Grady’s project conveyed, the Democratic candidate’s campaign sought to borrow her concept for a similar message, intended to ease a divided nation. This is how, two months before the election, with Ms. O’Grady’s blessing, the campaign created a two-minute film. [More]