Clip from In Smog and Thunder-The Great War of the Californias, 2007
A mockumentary about a war between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
45 minutesMORE about this artwork
This video is part of The Great Wars of the Californias, Birk's series of artworks depicting an imaginary war between San Francisco and Los Angeles, incorporating more than 120 artworks, including paintings, drawings, prints, faux war posters, maps, diagrams, models, and video documentary.
The project was exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum in Southern California in 2000, and at the Sonoma Art Museum in Northern California in 2001.
This film, inspired by Ken Burns' PBS series "The Civil War", was completed in 2001. It was directed by Sean Meredith and made in collaboration with Paul Zaloom.
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