The Knowns
The Unknowns

« [...] there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know. »

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld cut of his own nose to spite his face when making this statement in 2002. At a press briefing he addressed the absence of evidence linking the government of Iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups.

The baffling quote appears to symbolise the American politics of that time. The video “The Knowns / The Unknowns” is a critical take on America’s ever changing Evil Forces.

Who is the Bad Guy finally?

Date 2012
appropriation art, (experimental) film (artwork genre)