Haiku (for Onizuka) 2007

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16mm film, 59 sec.
On January 28, 1986 the Challenger Mission 51 -dash- L set out to observe Halleys Comet from space but exploded about one minute into the launch killing everyone on board. A monument to the Challenger astronaut Ellison J. Onizuka stands in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, where I made graphite rubbings from the plaque onto plain paper, resulting in nearly a perfect haiku. Then refilmed to emphasize poetic structure, and disaster duration.