frontline

2017


360 3D video, multi-channel sound, wooden enclosure, LED light

Upon entering a sterile white space, a spectacular war soundscape breaks out from a loudspeaker array. A VR headset is suspended in the middle of the space. As soon as you put it on, the soundscape transforms to a tranquil environment. A group of soldiers appear stuck in an endless smoking break, while an encounter with the troubled gaze of the artist hints at an ominous situation. Intertwining the documentary and the fictional, the installation unsettles the promises of realism commonly associated with both documentary practice and virtual reality technology, and undermines expectations of spectacle that often surround representations of warfare.

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