Kota Ezawa b. 1969
The Simpson Verdict (2002)
Single channel video with sound
Continuous loop
Courtesy of Murray Guy, New York

The reading of the verdict in the trial of OJ Simpson. Using sound from the actual TV footage - only one camera was allowed in the courtroom - and reducing movement to a minimum of changes in facial expression, Ezawa's animation heightens the racial implications of the trial and the cynicism of the verdict.

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