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Oscar William Sam | single channel full HD video | 4 min | 2012

Oscar William Sam

Filmed on 12th of November 2011 at the tent camp in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The title is suggestive of the acronyms often used by law enforcement services and military forces to identify and single-out individuals. In the video, a hand points out across the Occupy Wall Street camp, identifying individuals by one, calling out the most popular first names in US. The identity and goal of the video’s main protagonist remains unclear. Oscar William Sam alludes to the supposed anonymity of those involved in protest movements and the shifting terrain between power and impotence, perpetrator and victim.