Robin Starbuck

Swing Me Over the Garden Wall

The 30 minute video, “Swing Me Over the Garden Wall” is a tightly edited piece where animated HumVee vehicles and tanks drift through New York streets, over the heads of porn stars, suburban parents, cows, cowboys, and polar bears.

Sound for the piece – a remix of pop music and excerpts of interviews: men reminiscing about their uniforms, a Southern preacher, quotes from the writer Blancheot, and readings from military manuals – either further informs the images it parallels or redirects the visual.

© Robin Starbuck