Sol LeWitt - ReInterpretation

A Video homage to Sol LeWitt and Generative Art. Using Sol LeWitt's rules to create a video collage using actual footage from an Apache helicopter in a foray to kill terrorists juxtaposed with Game footage from youtube of people playing kill games. Can you discern the audio of people playing from the real soldiers? Reality and dis-reality are confounded with hyperreality of the two different realities.

Sound was an additive secondary experience. The headphones were offered to the viewer if they wanted to go beyond the initial visual presentation. The visual presentation without sound allows for interpretations of what is being depicted. The idea of what is and is not evident within the frame is only realized when the headphones are worn.

Sound was an additive secondary experience. The headphones were offered to the viewer if they wanted to go beyond the initial visual presentation. The visual presentation without sound allows for interpretations of what is being depicted. The idea of what is and is not evident within the frame is only realized when the headphones are worn.

The video composite presents two videos shown within the construct rules of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Mural rules. The first video, found on youtube depict Apache Helicopter vivid and horrific attacks on “enemy combatants” along with commentary from the pilots and ground support. The second video, also found on Youtube, depicts the same type of attacks and commentary however, they are screen captures of games played by men who want to feel what it is like to kill and attack. Reality and dis-reality are indiscernible. The voices and the actions mimicking life and games without real understanding of what is real.

Installation within a group show.

Installation within a group show.

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Warning. Graphic Violence. One of two source video used in installation. Graphic violence and graphic deaths portrayed.