All great art is a form of complaint. - John Cage

Most anarchists are gentle people.
-Anna Zilboorg

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko's newest installation, . . .OUT OF HERE: The Veterans Project. . .a visual and aural narrative conveying the complex psychological and emotional impact that combat has on both military personnel and civilians.  Based on interviews and encounters with veterans and civilians from Iraq and Afghanistan.

. . .a darkened gallery space, the only source of light projections of horizontal windows along the perimeter towards the ceiling. . .inside looking out. . .innocuous sounds daily life - a child bouncing a ball, women calling to each other, a truck stopping and unloading - interrupted by sounds of gunfire and active combat.

Flame, a video with sound recording of an attack on a U.S. convoy in Afghanistan.  The work depicts a solitary flame flickering in synch with the sounds of the attack.

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