worse than the quick hours of open battle was this everlasting preparedness

2017


military backpack, tablet computer, digital video loop (20”)

A manually repaired Soviet army backpack from the Aghanistan War era, bought on a flea market in Odessa, has been appropriated for contemporary use. A perfectly fitting tablet computer has been inserted into its front pocket. A screensaver shows a fragment from Ernst Jünger’s proto-fascist novel Storm of Steel (1920), which describes his experiences on the frontline during the First World War.

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