Codi Barbini 

(filmmaker)  

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IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION


“Thoughts and Prayers, The Executive Condolence” is an immersive film that places the viewer at the center of America’s groundhog day, the mass shooting. It explores the formula of the executive condolence -- 35 years of presidential press conferences addressing the nation after each and every mass shooting. Four presidents, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump, fill entire walls, 360 degrees. Videos of executive condolences cascade around the viewer in rhythms of language and cadence. Eery linguistic patterns are highlighted as presidents appear on the walls speaking in unison and finishing each other's sentences. “Thoughts and Prayers, The Executive Condolence” is about the history of the presidential response to tragedy, the passage of time, language, performance of religion,  obligation, and power.