David Colagiovanni / Acid Rain / December 2011 from Acid Rain Production.
“Oakland, October 25th”
Oakland, October 25th is a short hand drawn rotoscoped animation depicting Veterans for Peace
member Scott Olsen after he was wounded by a non/less-lethal round by riot police on October 25,
2011 at 14th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland.
Colagiovanni’s rapid and less defined marks mirror the raw feeling of the energy of an event,
then cluster and organize into more detail and care in the forms of the people participating, the
vessels of said energy. His approach locates the extreme starkness of the situation deeper into
the parts of the mind that try to understand, empathize, and otherwise connect through time and space
with something meaningful. The layered surface nuance of a secondary participant – in addition to
being a viewer – tracing over the kinetic recording and in essence rerecording it into a personal
and then recasting of a public memory, could be described as a drawn version of “the people’s mic”.
a people’s sketchbook.
The original source video was recorded by Ali Winston a reporter for KALW 91.7 FM.
You can see it here: youtube.com/watch?v=cMUgPTCgwcQ
For more info on David please visit colagiovanni.net.