Architecture and Design Museum

The Executive Condolence
by Codi Barbini
Arts District Location

Artist and award-winning filmmaker, Codi Barbini presents The Executive Condolence, a video installation which uses presidential addresses following mass shootings from the last 30 years, to examine our collective past through a non-linear lens, highlighting the stagnant use of language in these public addresses. This crowd-sourced exhibition is an exploration of the intersections of politics, linguistics, and design. This project sprung out of a feature-length documentary, The New Normal, which follows teenage survivors of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting.

Codi is an artist and filmmaker whose work explores complex social realities across themes of trauma, joy, resilience, and technology. Her work has been shown at OVNi Objectif Video Nice, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Annenberg Space for Photography, and published in Flaunt, Leveled, and Collective Magazine among others.

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