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Nocturn: The Waco re-enactment

Dickinson, Rod


Rod Dickinson
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media


Dickinson, R. (2004). Nocturn: The Waco re-enactment

Other Type Other
Publication Date Sep 1, 2004
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Waco, re-enactment
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Additional Information Additional Information : The Waco Re-enactment is a multimedia performance commissioned by the Arts Council of England and Institute of Contemporary Arts (London) with support from PVA Lab. Staged in September 2004 the project was a live, outdoor reconstruction of the audio used by the FBI as psychological warfare during a siege with a small religious group in 1993 in Waco, Texas. Dickinson received a grant of £5,000 from the Arts Council of England towards this project. The work subsequently toured to Germany and USA: The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Prophets Of Deceit, curated by Magal Arriola, San Francisco, 12 September - 11 November 2006; and The Edith Russ Haus for Media Art, Playback_Simulated Realities, Oldenburg, Germany, November 2007. A comprehensive account of the project is on Reviewed in The Guardian, G2 p.6, 16 September 2004, The Guardian, reviews, p.20, 18 September, 2004, De Morgen (Belgium), Reviews, P38, 25 September 2004 (half page with two pictures) the project was referenced in Rushton, S. (2005), Memory, Experience and Re-enactment (Piet Zwart: Rotterdam); and Buckley, B (2005) in �Art in the Age of Terrorism', (eds.) Coulter-Smith, G. and Owen, M. (Paul Holberton Publishing: London) pp.10-34. The project was discussed in Arriola, M. (ed.) Prophets of deceit, California College of the Arts, 2006, p.18 & pp.32-34.