For this piece, we constructed two simultaneous videos in two parts of the world, and played them back later on two televisions. Each video was comprised of a single take, shot with a stationary videocamera.
At a pre-arranged hour, we each trained our camera on a tv tuned to a 24-hour cable news channel, the time visible. We then started recording just in time to catch the hour’s headlines. As soon as the headlines began, Maria and I each began banging out a rhythm on our respective tv monitor.
We continued beating the screens until the news broke for commercial advertisements, when we turned off our cameras.