¬ work / war is peace
¬ w a r i s p e a c e
The initial motivation for three versions was triggered
by the state of world affairs in autumn 2003 (under the heading enduring
freedom) and a closer look at the german word for "history"
- Geschichte, an image of virtual sediment or a virtual process
¬ performance / installation
the performance condenses aspects of conflict throughout the twentieth century into an installed action (installaction) whilst speeding up man's history of modern war. Not to be seen as an external political statement the sound piece draws on empathy towards a situation people are faced with when the skyline around them glows orange under bombardement - we become aware that war all too often happens somewhere out there, forcing us to rethink of what it might be like to be the target of "smart bombs" and the mayhem around us, like war coming home.
¬ sequential projection (cdrom / html)
An underlying theme is the exploration of "modes of
vision" and the instrumentalisation of historic themes in order to
shape public opinion by giving evidence through assertion as well as through
repetition. George Orwell in 1984 describes how language, here
new speak can turn a slogan like "war is peace" into
¬ poster / stencil