Video

Suburban Peace Coalition

Laura Parnes

1999, 03:30 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 528.11

Suburban Peace Coalition explores "end of the millennium hysteria" and the suburban desire to see the centres of sin, the metropolises of the United States, punished. Using distorted and repetitious images of New York's destruction as it is portrayed in numerous action movies including Independence Day and Armageddon combined with the saccharin-soaked pop song from the film Xanadu - "You Have To Believe We Are Magic" - the video is both hypnotic and menacing. the militia-like "Suburban Peace Coalition" logo hovers between spirituality and a perverse desire for the ultimate end.

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