2 min. excerpt of 12 hr. video
This video aggregates the news tickers that ran along the bottom of cable news broadcasts (CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News) on April 9, 2003 when US troops infamously toppled the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad's Firdos Square. Each headline enters at the bottom right corner and scrolls continuously on screen for 50 minutes before exiting at the top left. The audio results from the layering of the sound tracks from each of the 540 videos that compose the overall mosaic. In addition to headlines about the Iraq War, viewers may also notice reporting on the SARS outbreak, a topic made tragically relevant by the current COVID-19 crisis.
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