The Sixties in America were a time of extreme contradiction. Major events such as The Vietnam war, The Civil Rights Movement and the Assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King transpired while the American people were introduced to modernized ways of living. Amidst news reports of crime, aggression and violence, advertisements portrayed the position of women in modernizing society and romanticized an individual's role in the "free- market." Social and capitalistic expectations were fed through mass media and absorbed by an America seeking asylum in anything absolute. Thus, Television restored a sense of hope through the perpetuation of ideals that tainted people's visions of personal and political freedom.
Repeat is an experimental video that accentuates the role of mass media in streamlining thought processes and behavior amidst the trauma in the Sixties. To manifest an overstimulation of information, I tamper with footage of women in their glorified roles in contrast with imagery of dominating events of the Sixties. In layering sound, I decontextualize propagated paradigms while question methods of glorifying unjust groupthink. Political and social unrest today is deeply rooted in this romanticized past. We experience a similar circulation of information and thought on a much larger scale. Like those before us, we must continue to fight back against systems of oppression to dismantle violent ideals.