AUDIO & VIDEO: The History of Iroquois Roast Corn - The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign

This is an audio and visual representation of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign in 1779. George Washington sent a campaign to burn and destroy Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) villages in New York State. The campaign was led by Major General John Sullivan and Brigadier General James Clinton . More information about this historical event can be found at the "Sullivan/Clinton Campaign -Then and Now" website.


BACKGROUND: While studying film at the College of Performing Art at Syracuse University, one of my first assignments required us to tell a story using sound only. Using found sounds on the internet, I wove together my interpretation of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign. Check out the results below. For the best effect, please use headphone because I designed the audio presentation in stereo.


A subsequent assignment required us to produce a visualization of our audio pieces. I ended up photographing and manipulating images of Iroquois white corn for my "setting" while utilizing the audio track for the previous assignment.


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