Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New work from Boston.

Here are a few images from a project I started this winter. These are handheld video stills from both US and Hezbollah foot-soldier footage shot during the Iraq War (2003-2011). I am exploring the implications of conflict imagery democratization (individuals can now record news events no longer mediated by the state), and what it means for our understanding and visualization of war as a culture. It's fascinating and unsettling to see war directly through the lens of it's participants. These are printed very large on thin, high gloss magazine-style paper and evidence of pixels are removed to make them almost look like an Impressionist landscape, only smoother.

The more abstract images are the video frames that error/glitch at the moment the shockwave hits the camera from the detonation.

1 comment:

Justin L. Stewart said...

I really like that first one. It encapsulates what your statement says very well.