Breakdown, 2010. A video by Lisa Vinebaum.

From her website: ”In the aftermath of terrorist attacks in London in 2005, the fictional protagonist inBreakdown becomes so fearful of taking public transportation that she gradually stops taking the subway or the bus, becoming trapped in her neighborhood, eventually succumbing to madness. The work culminates with an act of violence against a Muslim man whom she wrongly believes to be a suicide bomber. Likeblowup, this work explores the potentially dangerous consequences of fear in the context of the war on terror, and in the aftermath of suicide attacks on Western urban targets. These fictional video works were inspired by my own experiences living in London in the aftermath of the 2005 bombings, right near one of the targets — Aldgate station — and in the wake of 9/11.”

– JL