FORMATION

Digital video NTSC, 2009

 

I am interested in images of power. Power and its visual tropes can both perpetuate and challenge our understanding of history by editing and re-narration of events. Especially when working with historical imagery, I find that the more aged the archival footage, the more obviously flexible and unspecific the images become. While we see power through gesture and movement, the references become flexible no matter how ardent or specific their original meaning.  Formation attempts to mine the malleability of military parade footage as aggressive imagery.

 

Formation, 2009, digital video NTSC, 2 minutes 28 seconds.