Video art: Palin's Breath

Palin’s Breath from wreckandsalvage on Vimeo.

In the immediate aftermath of Sarah Palin’s speech commenting on the Tucson shooting, The Cajun Boy tweeted “Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” doesn’t shock me. However, her use of Vimeo instead of Youtube to say it does shock me,” which is pretty much the same reaction I had. Her team’s decision to use the Vimeo platform to upload and share her speech was intriguing to me, particularly since it is a site known more for its artistic community, and less Palin’s base of supporters. Unsurprisingly, one Vimeo user quickly took Palin’s speech and re-spliced it. The result had the blogosphere breathless.