OST – reflections on Election Night
What you may need to know…
02. New single Bleed Line was released overnight Irish time, and takes a stab at fathoming the atmosphere in New York on the night of Trump’s election.
03. Writes Harrington:
This piece was recorded as an attempt to bottle the atmosphere on election night in Harlem, NYC, 11.08.16. Simultaneous feelings of uneasiness, uncertainty and a sort of involuntary detachment dominated. The mixing process, carried out a day later, added different colors. Concepts like America, time, depression, duality, escapism/arrival oscillated. The video collage was added last with an eye on media narratives, history and political OBEs.
04. Streaming above is the accompanying video collage, also assembled by Harrington.
Verdict: A stark and poignant reminder that when times get hard, the artists get to work, taking stock, documenting and fomenting change via organisation and discourse.