A Perpetual Instruction In Cause & Effect -Remix
In response to the wars of today the manic obsessive frenetic pace of this piece, with its’ overwriting of surfaces, reflects the deadly aftermath when cultures explode. We took scraps of footage shot years earlier from the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict - an empty tree-lined road leading to a destroyed mansion in the middle of nowhere; a scarred interior scrawled with graffiti of successive victors; a massive apartment complex, gutted with the wash still hung out on balconies - and scrubbed them into an edit far quicker than humanly possible using Jitter software/programming to capture the violence. This was set against a soundscape of building demolitions and a deteriorating repetition of Fred Astaire’s insouciant version of “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”, undercutting the real cruelty of war. The architecture, though ravaged, remains…people are nowhere to be seen.
This has been presented as both a 4 channel or single channel work