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(Will we be punished later or is this it?)
(03:16) 2007
video: Michael Sumner
words: Melody Sumner Carnahan
voice: Elizabeth Wiseman
sound design: Dino J.A. Deane
audio source recordings: Michael Sumner, Dino J.A. Deane

Adapted from Burning Books video/audio installation, SEE YOU IN HELL, premiered at MOV-iN Gallery, College of Santa Fe, December 11, 2006

I went to Kmart with my camera, got a shopping cart, put a package of paper towels in the baby seat, put my camera on top of the paper towels facing sideways, and randomly cruised the aisles creating a very cheap tracking shot. After about thirty minutes a Kmart employee saw me and said, "You can't have that on in here." I said, "Okay." I turned off the camera, bought the paper towels, and left before they could think twice and decide to confiscate the videotape. -MS