Chris Saunders copyright 2019
The Deep West (video, 6mins, 2016)

 

 

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Santa Monica, California a Beach Boy/Man dances to his headphone music in public- a tribal dance for one. Against this familiar scene of west coast  cool Monica’s every ‘Other’ day story of brutal racist aggression is retold and discussed by a white couple as they stroll on the beach. Through this indirect speech Monica’s story is seen and heard through the glass brick prism of privileged Whiteness that blurs the edges of social inequality as we listen to the self-soothing La- La of America's token welfare song:  ‘We Are Doing Good’ vibrations.