In Nicola Bergström Hansen’s video, the same song is performed by the BAE Systems Brass Band – the partly Swedish-owned arms industry giant BAE Systems own orchestra. The video contains a storm of news images from distant lands, where fighter jets and blue skies are not always associated with festivals. Campaign texts taken from the arms manufacturers Saab AB’s and BAE Systems’ marketing, are integrated into the composition. The texts convey the weapons industry’s views on their own contribution to a safe and protected environment.
This project is featured courtesy of Simultan in conjunction with Simultan Festival #8 “The beginning of the end”