'The film's haunting images are accompanied by the continuous sound of a helicopter circling overhead, which at the close gives way to the distant sound of police sirens. The beams of light, which seem to emanate from above, could be confused with helicopter searchlights, a reading whose symbolic significance evokes both security and baleful scrutiny. These sounds, however, are not only immediately associated with the events of September 11; they have also become a ubiquitous presence in the urban sonic landscape. Murray reveals the subtle disconnect of sound and image only gradually, allowing conscious recognition to develop slowly in viewing the film.'
(Notes by Henrietta Holdisch, Asst Curator, Whitney Biennial 2004, sourced from https://vimeo.com/111442197 on September 19th 2016)
national security, aerial surveillance, september 11 terrorist attacks, 2001
Physical: Film: 16mm