Oral argument: a missing of minds

If you’re looking for truly cutting-edge experimental film, we suggest watching oral argument on closed-circuit t.v. at the Appellate Division, an alternative venue yet undiscovered by your nose-ring-wearing friends.

The Second Department (they try harder) features a wide video screen, split horizontally, the top part showing the courtroom from the audience’s p.o.v. and the bottom part showing the judge-eye view.

True to the best traditions of the avant-garde, the total effect is completely unintelligible – you can’t tell who’s talking or hear what they’re saying – sending a powerful symbolic message of alienation and unheard voices.

This is oral argument as seen from the lawyers’ gaze:

And here’s the view from the bench:

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