The Cape is a short work that engages the history of visual print-based authority by combining impersonal, government-created images with a purportedly personal story. Carpenter animates decades-old black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps, adding to these a few laconic caption-sized texts to extend an exploration of "place" that digital space evokes.
Instructions: To hear the sound, turn on the computer's speakers or plug in headphones. Move the mouse and click to progress through The Cape.
Previous publication: The Cape was published in print in Carve Magazine, Montréal, Québec, Fall 2005. On the web, The Cape is available as part of The First Independent Free Internet Art Gallery, at http://www.bestonweb.net/wett.htm and at Carpenter's own site http://www.luckysoap.com since January 2006.
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