Video montage taking elements of violence from entertainment and disturbing incidents from real life to demonstrate the contrast between the casual attitudes towards violence in a fantasy context and the attitudes of the public and the media towards famous acts of brutality and murder in reality.
I am not saying that there is a link between fictional violence and the homicidal behaviour of individuals in certain clips featured but trying to observe people’s attitudes towards objects which are designed to kill or cause major harm. In what way are they threatening and terrifying in one instance but sexy or glamorous in another context?
Jen Quigley 2012
The Medici: Godfathers of The Renaissance: The Magnificent Medici
Lorenzo de’ Medici becomes a driving force of the Renaissance; monk Savonarola promotes fundamentalist purification of Florence after the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici.
New two channel video piece by me. the quality is shitty because it had to go through a conversion to be uploaded quickly!
Bill Viola- The Reflecting Pool
Turbulent by Shirin Neshat
In Turbulent, Neshats 1998 two-screen video installation, two singers (Shoja Azari playing the role of the male and Iranian Vocalist and composer Sussan Deyhim as the female) create a powerful musical metaphor for the complexity of gender roles and cultural power within the framework of ancient Persian music and poetry.