Still from ask not--art thou

ask not | art thou (2013), HD video, 10:40 min.
View the video here; additional credits below.

We All Have Our Leaders
We All Have Our Secrets
Collective Forgetting
The Most Lamentable Comedy of Pyramus and Thisby
JFK Gets Spanked

Made for The Artists' Commission, curated by Sally Warren, which opened at Gray Matters Gallery, Dallas on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. Reviewed in Glasstire.

Additional Credits:


17 Classic JFK Films, various vintages; compilation 2007 by Quality Information Publishers
Camelot (1967), Dir. Joshua Logan
Hoffa (1992), Dir. Danny DeVito
House of Yes (1997), Dir. Mark Waters
JFK: 3 Shots that Changed America (2009), Dirs. Nicole Rittenmeyer, Seth Skundrick
Kennedys: The Later Years 1962-1980 (1999), Dir. David Espar
Pulp Fiction (1994), Dir. Quentin Tarentino
Footage of Marilyn Monroe about to sing Happy Birthday to President Kennedy, found 2013-07--- on YouTube.

Dave Von Pein’s fansite, found ca. 2013-07---
UNT’s Portal to Texas History, found ca. 2013-10-01

AUDIO (in addition to audio from the movies listed above):

Robert Frost reading, “Mending Wall” (poem, 1914), found ca. 2013-09-25


Jefferson Morley, Salon, 2012-06-14, found on 2013-09-24
The Sixth Floor Museum website, found on 2013-09-25
Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Moby ed., found on MIT's site years ago, and hopefully always there
Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule (2008), “Conspiracy Theories,” U. Chicago Law School, found ca. 2013-09-24
Eugene L. Arva (2006), “The Traumatic Imagination: Shock Chronotopes and Hyperreality in Magical Realist Writing,” found ca. 2013-09-25
Lye Kit Ying (undated), “Artistic Shock Chronotopes in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children,” found ca. 2013-09-25

Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, trans. Aaron Asher (reprint 1999, Harper Perennial Modern Classics)


Ben Britt Productions


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