THE REMEDY, IT WILL AGREE, WITH HOW WE FEEL
TWO SCREEN VIDEO
2M SQUARED ARTSPACE, ONLINE, APRIL 2020
A video response made during 'lockdown 2020' to a tweet from Robert Klemko on the 13th April 2020; 4 weeks after schools in the United States were either ordered or recommended to be closed in an attempt to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Klemko claimed that March 2020 was the first March in 18 years without a school shooting in North America. Paradoxically, March was also reported as the second-busiest month for gun sales in American history, with the highest level of background checks conducted since the FBI began recording the data in 1998.
Using research on crime statistics, location data, Google Maps, 3D-printing plans and re-purposed video, the work considers the potential of what might be produced at home, and reflects on the notion of productivity in such strange and uncertain times. Sonically comprised of the opening 'round of fire' in Portishead's Machine Gun, time-stretched to six and a half minutes, The Remedy, It Will Agree, With How We Feel takes its title from the lyrics of the same song.