'The only thing we have to fear' is an audio-video work based on the famous pause in the phrase spoken by F.D Roosevelt during his inauguration speech on the 4th of March 1933. In the video, which was developed to commemorate the 80th anniversary of this historical event, I used the archival material stretching the aforementioned silence from 0.5 sec to 6 minutes. The soundtrack is a result of processing the 0.5 sec silence in an attempt to build an atmosphere representing different states of being affected by fear. Thus, the strategically incorporated silence used by Roosevelt as a rhetoric techinque, in this piece gets magnified and stretched, subsequently opening up a space for experiencing listeners' own fears.
Screenshots from"The only thing we have to fear" (6min). The work was broadcast by Resonance 104.4 FM, a non-profit, London-based radio station featuring experimental music and sound art. The broadcast took place on the eve of the 80th anniversary of Roosevelt's speech. The piece was also shortlisted and qualified to the final screening at the International Video Festival at the Month of Photography 2013 in Krakow