Terry Adkins (1953-2014)
Flumen Orationis (from The Principalities) (2012)
Adkins's 41-minute video. Flumen Orationis (from The Principalities), in which Jimi Hendrix's protest song "Machine Gun" is overlaid with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" speech. The powerful soundtrack is accompanied by black-and-white images of early manned flight—dirigibles, hot air balloons, and planes—to reference Hendrix's little-discussed time as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne.