Don’t Forget About Me

Remember the song Don’t You (Forget About Me) by the Scottish rock group Simple Minds who were popular in the mid 1980’s?
This week’s digital composite, which is similarly named, features a still frame captured from the Don’t You video of lead singer Jim Kerr singing and dancing within a circle of television sets. Instead of singers and scenes from movies the images inside the TV have been replaced with the Eye of Providence from the back of the U.S. dollar bill and Donald Trump. In the mid ground, behind the static Kerr, multiple images of James Lankford, a senator from Oklahoma parade through the piece. The video, which can be found on YouTube, pans and spins frequently and the 5 Lankfords are an attempt to recreate that sensation. Each image of the senator has had a different Photoshop effect applied. In the background paper shooting targets from the Target Resistance project have been simplified and old typewriter keys spell out messages. Lankford, who won his 2016 reelection bid handily, votes with Trump’s agenda a little over 91% of the time.

Dont Forget About Me