The piece is a protest against injustice in money allocation, overflow of military and security in the civilian world and unwise and often illegitimate spending of taxpayers' money, and against the pressure on the consumer by the official sponsors of the Olympic Games. Making equations between a runner's achievements and the costs and security involved in the mediatization of the event, Chaton and Moor expose how the Games have become an oversized beast and an event that, because of the climate of fear we live in, is no longer simply an exciting sporting event. Text and music give a sense of this distortion; what has happened to the Games, and the situation of people, the great sportsmen and women, and their loving public, in respect to an event bombarded by advertisement, branding, and security arrangements, and how London has come to resemble something close to a city in a state of war.
English voice by DJ Rupture.
Video by Isabelle Vigier and Yannis Kyriakides.
BREAK THE RECORD | Anne-James Chaton + Andy Moor
- Catalogue #: 31UV
- Format: video
- Release date: 2012
- Availability: In Stock